Since spring break, my “fitness goals” have been a little up in the air. I haven’t really been pursuing anything in particular – I’ve kind of just been doing the bare minimum. I’ve been in the gym regularly and I’ve been eating (relatively) well, but I haven’t really been working towards anything. And I’m nothing if not goal-oriented, so I really feel like establishing some new fitness goals is exactly what I need to get back on track. So here they are:
Be able to do a pull-up
My upper body strength is pitiful, to be quite honest, especially in comparison with my legs. I’ve only recently been upgraded from “noodle arms” to “fettuccine arms,” according to my friends. That being said, I’m really making a conscious effort to get stronger. And being able to actually lift my entire body up using exclusively upper body strength seems like a pretty good milestone for that one. (Also, being able to whip out pull-ups would just be a really cool thing to be able to do.)
So, I kinda started focusing on “building muscle” after spring break, which quickly transitioned into letting myself go a little? I mean, it definitely worked in that I gained a good bit more muscle, but I also now feel like there’s a little more fat on my body than I’d like there to be. So I’m trying to add more cardio into my routine (and, once I get back from South Africa, start tracking macros again).
On that note, abs.
At the peak of my competitive cheerleading days, I basically had a six-pack. I’m about halfway there at this point, but I’d honestly love to get back to that. This kind of goes hand-in-hand with my previous goal, because a lot of progress on this goal involves fat loss. And maybe actually doing ab workouts more often than like once every two weeks.
Drink more water
For some reason, being in South Africa has destroyed my water drinking. I usually aim for 8 glasses per day, but I’ve been doing somewhere around 4 for most of my time here. That’s… no bueno. I always feel way better when I’m super hydrated, so I need to get back into that one.
And those are my new fitness goals for the time being! Hopefully, having actual things to work towards will help motivate me just a little bit more.
P.S. Brief moment of silence for my socks in this cover photo… they were the only pair I had left here.