Sunday, October 21, 2012

Goals for Boot Camp

What a weekend! We ate dinner out all three nights, a rarity around here, but it felt great to avoid the massive mess in the kitchen and instead just focus on relaxing and hanging out with my hubby.

Today Terry and I slept in as late as the cat would allow, and we kept the morning very mellow. Another bowl of seriously delicious oatmeal got the day started off perfectly. After a few hours of reading, I met up with my coworker to plan out the next few weeks of teaching, and Terry and I spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning, working, and clearing out our DVR.

Oh, and watching Scout become a Giants fan. Sorry, Ter!

Honestly, this weekend wasn't much of anything health-related, but it really felt great to get a few items checked off the ol' list, relax, and enjoy time with family and friends.

Tomorrow begins Best Body Boot Camp Round 3! I'm so excited for the eight weeks of pre-planned workouts (you all know how I feel about that), the challenge, the community feel (there's a Facebook group where you can connect with other boot campers). But this time around I'm particularly excited for the weekly goals.

During Best Body Boot Camp, each participant is expected to set two additional goals. They don't have to be fitness-related; they can be anything. In the past I've set goals such as:

  • Go to sleep by 10:30 each night
  • Include 15 minutes of stretching each day
  • Eat 5 different vegetables each day
  • Avoid leftovers all week
  • Wake up at the first alarm all week
  • Spend at least 10 minutes unwinding at the end of each day
This session, I'm excited to set and accomplish my goals. For the first week:
  • Complete at least one of the workouts in the morning, before work.
  • Spend at least 30 minutes away from work and the computer each evening
The first is a goal that's been a long time coming, if you've been following BLWB. I always talk about how much I wish I could get myself up by 4:30 to work out before school. So far, I'm getting much better about going to sleep earlier (by 10 instead of 11), but I still struggle with getting up before 5 am. I'm hoping that setting the goal of working out just once per week before work, I'll be able to slooooowly adjust my schedule.

I am amazing such a dork.

The second goal relates to the fact that this school year has been quite overwhelming work-wise. Between lesson planning, grading, blogging, and studying, I'm busier than usual. I need to do a better job of keeping myself relaxed in order to be more prepared for the next day.

As always, I'll keep you updated on my progress with Best Body Boot Camp, and you can still expect some fun workouts!

I hope it's a great week for you. What plans do you have for health and fitness? Any delicious recipes or new workouts?

What are some goals you've set for yourself recently?


  1. so excited to be doing boot camp along with you this round! i'm impressed with your goals - i know that i love a morning workout probably more than the next girl, but there's just no way i can do it before teaching. way to go and i'm sending you good early morning vibes!

  2. great goals, I really like the idea of setting goals throughout the boot camp. so cool! i am all about getting to be early, it makes such a difference

  3. I'd love to workout in the morning before heading to work, but it's so hard to get out of bed before I absolutely have to! I'm working on increasing my water and veggie intake for bootcamp!