I’m will be heading into the new year with a new look! I decided to change my blond hair to more of a brunette color and a shorter cut with more bangs:
I think the new color makes me more sophisticated and I will be taken more seriously with darker hair then I was when I was blond! I don’t mean to sound like I follow stereotypes but when I had very blond hair this summer and fall I felt like I wasn’t taken seriously by some of my peers in my classes and some of the men I was attracting seemed to be douche bags. I’m ready to accept my Greek roots again by going back to brown
New Years Resolutions (workout goals):
Almost everyone has a new years resolution (or several) but the key to actually following through to your resolution (like I did last year, losing close to 25 lbs!) is to set a small goals to tackle by the end of each month! For me the goal I would like to start out in January and hit by February 1st is simply this:
- Incorporate arm lifting moves/arm toning moves into my workouts 4 times a week (my goal is to have more defined arms by February 1st. I will do this by following the routine I created to a T!)
- Incorporate abdominal moves on the same days I do my arm workouts (meaning abdominal moves four times a week as well).
This is my main goal! I have to remember not to neglect my running though, it truly is my outlet and something I find as an escape! Running will always come after lifting now, No excuses and I will think of it as my reward to my strenuous lifting!
- Log in 8-10 miles a week in my work out log! This just means a couple miles a day which only take about 7-9 minutes a mile (very doable!) to meet my goal, but of course I’m going to try to exceed that!
- I also want to count the miles I run each month like I did back in February, March and April of last year. Looking back I have NO CLUE how I ran 100 Miles in March but I did! To be honest It feels awesome to say I did that this year! However, I truly miss my butt and I need it back so I’m switching to a more toning up oriented schedule for January which will prompt me to hopefully gain some muscle weight during January! WELCOME BACK BOOTY!
This is my schedule for Sunday:
January 1, Sunday –> Toning arms/abs (3 mile run after) by following this workout routine:
- website for Biceps
- website for Triceps
- website for Shoulders and chest
- Abdominal workout will be the p90x workout my guy friend showed me at the gym yesterday. He picked me up and took me to the gym with him and hooked me up with this awesome youtube workout from p90x once I get the website I will link it Here.
January 2 Monday –> Yoga/Jillian or elliptical (40 Mins)
January 3 Tuesday –>Toning arms/abs ( 2 Mile sprint after)
January 4 Wednesday –> Jillian Michaels
January 5 Thursday –>Toning arms ( 3 Mile run after)
January 6 Friday Squatting moves and 20 mins elliptical
January 7 Saturday (2-4) Mile run and Toning arms/abs
January 8 Sunday- 40 minute elliptical – about 1 mile)
- 7-9 miles of running should be complete by the end of week one!
January 9 Monday 3 Mile run and Toning arms/Abs
January 10 Tuesday Jillian Michaels workout dvd (thigh workout)
January 11 Wednesday 2-4 Mile run and Toning arms/Abs
January 13 Friday Toning arms and Abs 2 mile run
January 14 Saturday Elliptical 40 mins (easy) (break day?) (1 mile)
January 15 Sunday Toning arms and Abs 2-3 Mile run after
- 9-13 miles of running should be complete during week two!
January 16 Monday running 4-5 miles (as long as I can go)
January 17 Tuesday Toning arms and Abs 2-3 mile run after
January 18 Wednesday break?
January 19 Thursday Toning arms and abs 3 mile run after
January 20 Friday–> core focus day (find a good core workout) then do squatting and 2 mile sprint)
January 21 Saturday Toning arms and abs 3 mile run after
January 22 Sunday Basketball game! (maybe a run after if I feel up to it!)
- 11-14 miles of running should be complete during week three!
January 23 Monday 2 mile run (on incline) and Toning arms
January 24 Tuesday Abs all day long with the P90 x followed by a 2 mile
January 25 Wednesday Toning arms and abs 3 mile run after
January 26th Thursday Workout DVD Jillian?
January 27 Friday Spin class at lifetime?
January 28 Saturday Toning arms and abs before 2 miles of running
January 29th Sunday 2 mile sprint/stair master for 1 mile than arms before!
- 12 miles should be complete by week four!
January 30th Monday-Toning abs p90x and elliptical 30 mins
January 31st Tuesday toning arms and Abs (hopefully my arms will be looking NICE by January 31st!)
Ok, I know that it seems like an intense month of working out. And between school (starting on January 19th!), maintaining a healthy start to my new relationship with my *special someone*, juggling my Ahepa Marrow Tournament responsibilities (I’m in charge of the silent auction), keeping time for family and friends, and trying new restaurants out it is going to be tough! However, I will not be having a job during the spring in order to focus on my second to last semester of college! I’m grateful for that free time and so I will think of working out my job (meaning it’s not an option!)
I already spoke to my *Special Someone* about how I want our relationship to progress and for one I want to take things very slow. It’s not like I ever sped up my relationships in the physical department, I’ve always been fairly slow in that department because I feel like the only way for a man to respect you is to wait out on the physical part of your relationship for at LEAST a couple of months. Who knows that might be much longer this time, I have a feeling that waiting with him will be for the best. If he loves and cares he’ll wait.
I also told him that previously in my relationship my main focus in my whole life would be to make sure my significant other is happy, try to be there to support, MOTIVATE and help him or her. But now, I’m not being as selfless and instead I really don’t want to date someone who I feel like I need to help through tons and tons of issues and that lacks motivation for a career and job. I told him I think my man needs to FIRST help himself (by applying for jobs, going to school, whatever the case may be) and if he is doing that I would be more than happy to help him out to as long as he is attempting to work through his issues and problems as well. I have a feeling that he is not going to be someone who I need to aid and “baby” through life by trying to motivate him because he already has a job and goals for school (personal training). This is great because it gives ME more time to focus my energy on goals I want to accomplish!
I also mentioned to him last night that I feel like in this relationship I have a lot more goals I want to achieve than I did in the past. Therefore, giving my undivided attention and hanging out with him all the time might not be as big of a priority to me as it was in the past. I don’t mind seeing him only 3 times a week, I actually think its going to be impossible for me to see him much more than that because of the workout schedule I want to maintain, the school schedule I will have taking 5 or 6 classes and the Ahepa Tournament that will be coming up. To put it plain and simple there is more in my life that I want to do than “chill with my boyfriend”. He was very supportive and understanding that I have a lot I want to do and do it well! So we agreed that this is for the best and will promote a healthier relationship anyway! He will be going back to school while maintain a job and works out as well so he will be just as busy! Fine with me! we will still have our movie and date nights and I think I’ll appreciate them even more now!
Overall, My resolutions for working out this coming year will take a lot of time and energy out of me but I think its time for me to focus on me instead of someone else don’t you think?
–Much Love! Ang