When I set my goals for 2017, they were quite intentional. Unlike 2016, I didn’t set higher goals that would have me running faster 5 kms, longer challenges like half marathons, or pushing past my comfort zone with triathlons. I picked 3 solid goals for good reasons.
These 3 goals were:
Feed myself like an athlete
Develop a stronger core
Work on strength training
I was doing well at my three goals for the first half of the year too.
I’m finally ready to admit the reason behind these 3 goals.
I didn’t want to commit to anything I couldn’t finish. You see, my husband and I had made another commitment that was way more important to our family. We planned to expand the family! We wanted our precious son to have a sibling. Now, sometimes life’s plans have a very different timeline. Although we’ve tried for a long time, I decided to tone things down this year and make our dream come true.
It’s definitely been a long and winding road towards pregnancy, but I’m thrilled to finally announce that I’m expecting baby #2 in March of 2018. To be honest, it kind of snuck up on us a surprise. I was so busy nursing my wounds from the Grapes of Wrath that I stopped obsessing about the pregnancy thing. I was also tired of putting my life on hold and started planning late summer and fall races. Perhaps that was they key to my success?
My first trimester is at the end, and although I’ve felt relatively good, my biggest symptom was tiredness. That was the real reason behind my “Summer slowdown“. I could barely get through a work day awake, let alone write a blog post in the evening.
Now that I’m at the end of my first trimester, I’m starting to stay awake longer, and I’m starting to get a bit more engergy.
So, where is this blog heading then? Well, to be honest, I’m not planning on taking this blog in a different direction. Although I won’t be writing about running or training for a while, I will be talking about fit pregnancy. I’m also going to take this opportunity to learn and write more about healthy eating and perhaps dabble in recipe development. I still love talking fashion, I might have a few posts about Maternity fashion, as opposed to my usual fit fashion posts.
I don’t however, plan on turning this blog into a pregnancy blog and boring my dear readers about the unglamourous side of pregnancy or the week to week progress of my pregnancy.
Back To Blogging
Sometimes a break is good. I haven’t been blogging regularly, and now you know the really reason. But I also admit that I was sometimes feeling uninspired, or thinking “why am I doing this in the first place?”. Questioning everything! Someone told me recently that they miss my blog posts! That meant a lot to me! It’s one comment, from one reader, but it did spark something again! So, for the seemingly small feedback, thank you! It seems to revalidate me and my reason for blogging.
My Goals For The Rest Of 2017
Now that I am pregnant, it’s time to re-assess my goals for the rest of the year. I still want to focus on healthy eating. I’ll admit, I struggle with that. I love my carbs. I also want to stay active but I need to find some safe exercises for pregnant woman. And my last goal, is to re-acquaint myself with my creative side. I feel like I’ve left it behind somewhere!
My Goals for 2018
I’ve put a lot of thought into next year. I really missed racing. I’ve put my life on hold this year, for very good reasons of course, but I have missed some really great opportunities (Ragnar Trails for one). I’m determined that I’ll be back to running, swimming and biking next year. It might be difficult with a little infant on my hands, but I’ve done it before, I can adapt again!
Motivate Me Monday LinkUp
Please join Janice and myself for our link-up if you want to share your fitness or nutrition plans and stay motivated too!Link up with @salads4lunch & @runmommyrunca #MotivateMe Monday if you need some motivation! Click To Tweet
Here is my new plan: to get more steps in. In June, I was doing 15,000 steps a day. Since July, it’s dropped to about 4,000 a day. Growing a baby is very hard work afterall. Now, I’m ready to step it up a notch, literally.
Monday: a.m and p.m walks with the dog & 30 min walk at lunch
Tuesday: a.m and p.m walks with the dog & Yoga
Wednesday: a.m and p.m walks with the dog & 30 min walk at lunch
Thursday: a.m and p.m walks with the dog & 30 min walk at lunch
Friday: a.m and p.m walks with the dog & Yoga
Saturday: a.m and p.m walks with the dog
Sunday: a.m and p.m walks with the dog & Yoga
PLEASE JOIN THE #MOTIVATEME LINK UP!
THE RULES ARE VERY SIMPLE:
- Every Monday share your fitness, nutrition plan etc by linking them up. All you will need is your post’s URL, and a photo you would like to attach.
- Posts that aren’t related will be deleted.
- In your post, we would love it if you mentioned that you’re participating in #MotivateMe Monday link up, and link back to the hosts Salads4Lunch and Run Mommy Run.
Read what the other linkers are sharing, Visit at least 2 other bloggers’ posts and share some support by commenting and engaging with each other. The more you support, the more support you will get back.