I can’t believe the first month of 2020 has come and gone. With a new year comes new resolutions. I am never really one to set true new year’s resolutions. I mean, of course, you always have the traditional, ” I’ll eat less chocolate”, ” I’ll try and be nicer to others”, “This year I am going to launch my business” and much more. When it comes to fitness and exercise, I think that’s the number 1 goal many people try and achieve and set for themselves. The gyms are packed and everyone is getting new memberships. I think going to the gym and working out is a great resolution and goal for yourself. For my self and my fitness journey, I decided to set mini-goals for myself.
I have always been an active person and at the gym weekly. So having the resolution to be more active wasn’t really the one for me. This year I wanted to set small achievable goals for myself. If you have been following me along on my social media, specifically Instagram stories. You know how active I have been recently. While having a gym membership was good and continuing to say active is healthy for me I wanted to try something new. So I decided to try new things. I increased the number of times I went to spin classes. I tried kickboxing for the first time and so much more. As you will see below I have logged my entire fitness journey and the small challenges I created for myself to see how I was able to push myself.
Spin Classes: Uptown Spinco
Kick Boxing: Toronto Hapkido Academy
I was very diligent in tracking my fitness journey with you all for the month of January. You all were very intrigued and supportive of my journey on social media. I documented everything to encourage you and share with you my experience with it all. Everything is colour coded to make it easier to read and the red star represents the small challenges I created for myself.
For the first challenge, I tried to do two different workout classes in one night. I thought I was crazy at first, but then I thought it would be cool to test my fitness and strength by doing two classes in one night. Afterwards, I was not as tired as I expected. The next morning, however, I was sore. The second challenge of the month I did 5 consecutive days of high-intensity cardio training. When I first started the week I was high on energy and ready to take on the challenge. By Tuesday’s class, I was beyond exhausted. I had no idea why so I got myself a coffee and was right back at it. The rest of the week was good and by Friday I was happy to enjoy a restful weekend.
While doing high-intensity exercises is good for you, it was great to challenge myself for a week. But after that, I don’t think I will be doing that much exercise in one week. Getting rest in between your workouts is very important and healthy. However, it was great to challange myself I see if I can do it.
After this month it was great to test my strength, both physically and mentally. I find setting small goals for myself is really important and so gratifying once I achieve those small milestones. I challenge each and every one of you to set small goals for yourself to test your strength and perseverance in any area of interest for yourself!