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Fitness Goals for 2014

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Yep, it’s that time, to take stock of the year gone by, and look ahead to the year that’s coming.

I looked back over last years highlights in December, and now it’s time to set some goals of my own.

Pass My WFTDA Roller Derby Minimum Skills

This is a big goal for the year for me. The first take of my level 2 is in February. I have 4 levels to get through, and I’d like to pass them before the end of 2014. In my dreams I’d love to have taken part in my first bout before the end of the year, but I don’t know how realistic that is!

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Increase my cross training

This is also part of the above. Running and Roller Derby are my main exercises, but to improve at both I want to work more on my core strength and leg strength particularly, but also balance and stretching are things I want to work on. Last year I did some other stuff, but it was pretty patchy and disorganised. This year I want to make sure I’m more focused. I also want to introduce some plyometrics, ugh.

Eat Better

I mentioned this as my positive change for LivLife at the weekend. I think better nutrition would make me better at the things I enjoy doing. I want to ear more protein, less fat and make sure my meals pre exercise sessions are more organised so I can perform better and recover quicker.

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Drink Less Alcohol

Looking at my diet I’ve realised probably one of the biggest reasons I haven’t lost more weight is that I get too many calories from alcohol. At least 4 alcohol free days a week are my goal for 2014.

Improve my 10k and Half Marathon times

I’m planning to sign up for the Norwich Half again next year, and I’ve a few more 10ks coming up. I got under an hour for the first time in October 2013, I have no specific goal in mind, but shaving a few seconds off that time would suit me fine, and for the Half Marathon? Under 2 hours 15 minutes would be my goal for this year. I’ve plenty of time to work on it!

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What are your health and fitness goals for 2014?

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8 Responses
  • Fi Phillips
    January 8, 2014

    Brilliant goals. Mine are to reach my target weight (10 stone) by August, keep eating healthy and keep exercising. On the family front, I want to get them all out each weekend for a walk. Good luck with your goals.

  • Victoria
    January 10, 2014

    Glad to have found your blog 🙂 Found it googling the leapord print rookie roller skates, am considering a treat for myself for my 2014 fitness goals too. Hoping too to pass my roller derby mims in 2014 – early stages for me yet, though am feeling up for a good challenge! Nice to find your blog anyway 🙂 Best of luck with your goals and wishing you a happy new year!

  • Victoria
    January 10, 2014

    PS I have just finished week 4 day 1 of the Couch to 5k and hope too to someday run 10 k marathons! First things first though…. a 5k!

  • Victoria
    January 10, 2014

    Just out of curiosity, do you use these skates for out door skating often, or do you find they sit there and your main skating is done at roller derby practice? I am thinking of getting these for skating in my local park – would be interested to hear your opinion! Thanks 🙂

    • Lady Lipstick
      January 10, 2014

      Well. honestly, I;ve only had them since November and it’s been a bit cold for outdoor skating, so Roller Derby practice is my main skating. When it warms up I think a few of us are going to start arranging trips to a skate park!

      • Victoria
        January 10, 2014

        Cool, thanks 🙂 I think I will get these in a couple of weeks as a treat, and hopefully it will be a bit warmer then.

  • Zoe
    January 10, 2014

    Great (and achievable goals)!
    Mine are:
    * Complete C25K
    * Learn to Hula Hoop (got a sexy black and pink hoop for my birthday in December)
    * RUN a 5k Race for Life (walked one last year)
    * Complete the London-Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride
    * Fit into a Size 12 dress and jeans (obviously not at the same time!)

  • Mitchell Okotie
    February 26, 2014

    A great and informative article : )