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health || goals and preparing for my spartan race

11.17.2016

If you follow me on social media, it's no secret I've kicked my healthy lifestyle into full gear. I've been cleaning up my diet, learning how to count macros and working out consistently. Mainly I've been finding a schedule that works for me to manage this with two kids under two. I'm determined to make it happen though because it's a mental clarity thing for me. Yes, I want my body to look a certain way, but I want to feel a certain way and have energy for my husband and kiddos. That's what is most important! Although I'll always be proud of getting my body into this shape right before I found out I was pregnant with Maddox. So now I'm determined to do it again.

With any fitness/health journey it's important to make goals for yourself - to keep you on track and striving for something. Small goals with one ginormous goal is what I've learned over the years really works for me.

So I'm going to share my goals with you today in hopes that they you keep me accountable and perhaps you might be motivated yourself to make a small change.

Goal #1
Get my booty back. I lost my butt with each pregnancy. I used to have a nice perky butt and now it's like a deflated balloon, not to mention some cellulite that took it's place. #keepingitreal So my goal is to grow my booty over the next few months and perk it back up. I'm doing that by lots of heavy lifting and supersets in our at-home gym. We just bought a Smiths machine and I am SO STOKED because it's going to give me so many more workout options. Have I mentioned I love creating workouts? Hopefully I can get around to sharing them with you from time to time.

I digress...

Goal #2
Run in a Spartan Race. You heard me! A Spartan Race! Jon and I signed up for a race in May in Ohio and I am so excited I can hardly stand it. We are each running different ones; he is running The Beast and I am running The Sprint. My race is 3+ miles with 20 obstacles. I hate running, but I love physical activities, lifting, challenges, etc. So I think this will be right up my alley and I can't wait to do it! So in the wide scheme of things I am really training and gearing up for this over the next 6 months.

Goal #3
Run at least one 5k a month until May. Like I said before, I hate running, but if I sign up for races than it at least makes me take one day a week to do some cardio. Otherwise I don't think I'd ever run. Ugh it's the worst! I signed up for the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning next week (it's a family tradition) so now I have to start looking for one for December.

Goal #4
Drink half my body weight in water a day, which would be 62.5oz. If you follow me on Snapchat (themoderntulip) you've seen my "32oz baby bottle" and you've seen me brag about filling it up numerous times a day. There are so many benefits to drinking water... clearer skin, staying fuller longer, releasing toxins, getting rid of water weight... just to name a few. Oh and I love to add MIO to my water (which you can buy at any grocery store or walmart). My obsession is strong.

Goal #5
Clean up my diet. I'm really gearing towards lean protein, lots of greens and taking out the processed junk. Aside from date night and my Sunday nachos from Moe's because I love them and I will never give them up. EVER! You can't make me. But seriously, abs are made in the kitchen and I want some abs so 98% of the time I'm eating clean.

These are my goals for now. They change, I add to them, I cross them off as I complete them. But I think it's so important to give yourself something to strive for. And remember, you are important! Make your health a priority. And I'm pointing to all you mama's out there. Being a mother is overwhelming and it's easy to make excuses, but you can make the time to give yourself some love.

What are your health/fitness goals?
6 comments on "health || goals and preparing for my spartan race"
  1. Check out Buti Yoga!!! I SWEAR by it for plumping dat booty and cinching your waist. Not to mention it is SO FREAKING FUN! It is an all around amazing workout: cardio, strength training, flexibility...it's perfect to cross train for so many sports. http://www.gabrielleorcutt.com/003-yoga/

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  2. Good for you! I would love to do a Spartan race some day.

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  3. Girl you are SUCH #momgoals! Seriously, I'm a barre instructor and help women get back to that pre baby body, and I'm SO impressed with how quickly you looked right back to what you did before baby! I'm preggo with my second now and you've got my itching already to get that pre baby bod back! Although right now I am going to enjoy indulging in all the holiday goodness and using the "feeding two" as an excuse! Haha! But you totally have got me inspired to do some sort of Spartan/obstacle race after baby! For the past like 5 years I've always signed up for a race at least every 2-3 months because, like you said, my competitive nature forces me to do cardio so I'm not the slowest out there!!! ;)

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  4. Love your goals! I've really been struggling with working out lately. I'd love to see what kind of workouts you've been doing! Good luck with the Turkey Trot!

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  5. My husband signs up for races frequently to give himself motivation to run everyday. I'm pretty comfortable just sticking to my morning workout routine.

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