Training for life (and the zombie apocalypse)

Whenever someone asks

“What are you training for”

I usually give one of two answers ..

1. Life
2. I like to eat dessert

Because I don’t have any real goals other than staying alive and being able to eat stuff I think tastes good whilst still being able to fit into my clothes without spilling over the top of the waistbands.

I’ve got to admit that I find it easier when I have a S.M.A.R.T (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time -sensitive) goal.

Things like a bodybuilding show, a half marathon or other such event like tough mudder gives me an actual date that I work towards and all my training revolves around getting me ready for that specific event on that specific day.

So at the moment I’m pretty much training “just for the fun of it” even though at times it’s not actually fun – like when Mr P.T makes me use that f**king rower, I truly hate that thing ..

On a side note (as it it has nothing to do with this actual blog post) my warm up on a Mr P.T day starts with rowing intervals 300m then 1 minute rest x 5. Today on my second interval Mr P.T said “If you can do this in sub 65 you can stop) .. 66.2 seconds! Can you believe that?!?! 3 more sets .. FML.

Anyway back to the ACTUAL blog post ..

I was asked today how I’m finding the decrease in training volume and my unfiltered answer was

“Farking hard I think I’ve got A.D.D because I get bored so easily.
A girl can only buy so many pairs of boots!”

To which the reply was “A girl can never have too many pairs of boots!”  My friends are super supportive!  My bank account however has a differing view on replacing my training addiction to a shopping one.

I’m in obvious need of S.M.A.R.T goal el pronto!

So I’ve had a think and a chat with J because any goals I make impact on my entire family (especially if it involves cutting out dessert) 😉

And .. *drum roll please* here are my keep Julia focused on looking better naked S.M.A.R.T goals

1. To reduce my current mm’s on my bodyfat measurements by half – test to be done 24th May the day after my last LBN session.

2. To add 5 reps on my final LBN fitness and strength tests

3. To do the “college hill run” 1 minute faster than my week one attempt.

So there you have it.  Specific, measurable, attainable (I hope), realistic (well soon see) and time sensitive goals.

Sit back, relax and watch me go forth and conquer!

Till next time

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