Friday, 1 July 2011

June Goals Review and Goals for July

In June I set myself some tentative goals for the month.
  • Lose 4lb 
3.4lb lost. Not bad, I'm a bit disappointed but I haven't eaten particularly well this week, nor have I stuck to my no-alcohol goal, so to be honest I'm lucky I've lost this much. Hurray for running!
  •  Complete every 10k training session 
I missed an interval session on Tuesday because I had the wrong shorts on. I had accidentally packed the shorts that creep up my legs and I hate them but I only realised when I put them on at the gym. I'd planned an interval training session but decided to go for cross-training instead, and was too busy to make up for it on Wednesday or Thursday.
I did weeks 1 and 2, then decided to go back to week 1. By the end of week 2 I was cheating a bit by doing shallow pushups or collapsing to the ground on the last pushup of the set. I knew I wouldn't be able to move on to week 3 and didn't want to cheat so decided to take a step back and repeat the weeks to build up my strength. It worked and I did week 1 very easily, but then life somehow got in the way and I didn't do any more. All the same I completed 130 pushups in June. I don't want to come across as smug, because there are people out there able to do a lot more than this, but I'm still pretty chuffed! Also, I'm getting some muscle definition in my back and arms and losing a bit of the fat in that area.
Life somehow got in the way and I've just completed week 3. My situps are strong, fluid and with good form. It hasn't been easy, but I feel confident I can work through the programme without having to repeat weeks. I think I can see a bit more muscle definition on my belly as well, although this could be due to weightloss. I completed a total of 631 situps in June.
  • No alcohol till me 10k run 
 I didn't drink at all until last Thursday, when I had a glass of wine. Then a few more wines and beers over the weekend at my parents, then another glass or two with a friend on Wednesday. This may be why I failed to lose 4lb this month...

 My goals for July are going to be very similar.
  • Lose 4lb
  • Do weeks 2 and 3 of the 100 pushups programme twice
  • Do weeks 4-6 of the 200 situps programme
  • Do not skip a training session. NOT EVEN INTERVALS.
  • Complete the Great North 10k in under an hour
  • No alcohol until the Great North 10k


  1. I think I'd struggle with trying to work towards 100 push-ups as well - it would be an awesome thing to be able to do though.

  2. It's going to take me a lot longer than the 6 weeks set out in the programme, but when I first tried to do pushups I collapsed on my belly and now I can do a fantastic 10 or so before I collapse, and with rests of 60 seconds in between I did 30 on Friday. JOIN ME!

  3. Those sound like awesome goals for July. I definitely could not do the 100-pushups program! I have the weakest arms known to man so good for you for even attempting it!