I am so excited to be participating once again in Kristy’s Blog Hop. This is my 2nd time and this time around I joined for 2 sessions. This time, we have been meeting bloggers who blog about different topics and subjects as well as fitness and health blogger. This is kind of exciting because it really opens up the number of awesome bloggers that I get to meet.
If you are visiting me for the first time through the Blog Hop, WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME!!! I am so glad you are here! I hope you will hang around for a while and follow in my adventures as a FIT BALLING RUNNING MOM!
In the last blog hop, I shared with my readers an Introduction to Fit Balling Running Mom and Who is Fit Balling Running Mom Part II and I’m in the spotlight…. If you read my About Me page, you would have seen these links there as well.
I am not going to move away too far from the way I have spotlighted myself with you all in the past.
This time around I thought I would share the 2016 goals for FIT BALLING RUNNING MOM
Before I fell back in love with running, I had falling in love with weight lifting and was working on getting stronger and lifting heavier. When I began running again, I stopped lifting weights as much and seemed to only lift weights ever now and again. My running suffered greatly and I strongly believe that my many injuries happened due to limited weight/strength training.
In 2016, I am committing to be more consistent with weight training and setting the following lifting goals:
Bench Press: 80 lbs
Dead Lift: 95 lbs
Back Squat: 100 lbs
Front Squat:…I am working to figure this on out
Pull Ups: 10….as my daughter will tell you….’mommy can do none!’ she teases me because she is able to do 5 pull ups….she is 5 years old!!
I have a ‘look’ that I am working towards as well but I will keep that to myself and share at another time.
Playing a team sport, it is a bit hard to really set individual goals but I have thought about a few. Last season, I have to admit I was a bit frustrated with my team and I became a bit dis-engaged and did not make much effort to be at practice and to participate fully. I did not make it to not one practice during the Fall season. Honestly, my son had soccer practices at the same time and day and so I decided I would rather do that than go to practices. Yup, I played the ‘soccer mom’ card to justify my absences. In hindsight, as a veteran on the team this behavior was really unacceptable and I take total ownership of my behavior.
This season, I commit to:
-attend as many practices I can (My son really does have soccer practice on the same day and time) but I will work it out.
-I will organize a some team functions for team building
-I will work to mentor and train a newer member on the team
2015 was an amazing year for me running wise and 2016 will be awesome as well.
My 2 running goals for 2016 are:
-Become a Triathlete. I have Savage Man 20 Sprint Triathlon on the schedule and I am super excited. I started taking swim classes this past January and will sign up for more classes on Tuesday 🙂
A few days ago, my son sat me down for a talk….he is 7 going on 8 (he was serious too!)
He let me know that he sometimes feels that i raise my voice too much and that he would really like for me to work on not raising my voice so much. I agreed and asked that he and his sister work on following my directions the 1st time. He agreed….
I will keep you updated on our progress.
A few other goals:
-be more present at home. I have committed to plugging up and not having my phone from the time we get home to the time the kids go to bed. I have even downloaded an app that locks my phone during that time, so that I don’t have access to it, even when I am tempted!
-Have family time at least once a week that does not include a screen
-Volunteer at the kiddies schools at least once a month
Thank you for sticking around and finding out a little more about me. I have enjoyed sharing just a bit more with you all and I hope you have found me a bit interesting…lol!
What are your goals for 2016? Tell me something about you?
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