Happy Friday! So the topic this week is "Winter Activities," but we don't have a whole lot of traditional Winter here in Nashville, so I'm going to take a rather generous interpretation. Since I never really wrote about my resolutions (or goals - apparently resolutions can be a polarizing term), I'm going to tell you about some of the little things I'm doing differently this year (i.e. they are starting as Winter Activities). For me, major life overhauls don't work, but small differences can become sustainable, so I try to make a few every new year. So here we go!
3. Plank post run. I have to admit that I got this idea from my girl Jenna. In an attempt to help build up my core, my goal is to at least do one 30 second plank after every run. Obviously, I would like to build from there, but I feel like this is a great minimum and will definitely help me. Baby steps!
10 minute routine using body resistance that I got from Runner's World. I have it printed and laminated, set up so that I can pop off the treadmill and add my 10 minutes to my workout.
5. Resetting my sleep patterns. I'm one of those people who can't survive on a mere 5 hours a night and I have periodic bouts of insomnia. The holidays really threw off my schedule and I've had trouble getting back on track. I've started drinking a lot more herbal tea in general, but have a few varieties that are supposed to be good for sleep (Sleepy Time and Chamomile/Lavender). I also picked up some melatonin to naturally help me get to sleep as well. Here's hoping because sleep is so not an optional Winter activity!
So there you have it! My 5bWinter Activities that I'm hoping I can keep all year round. Thanks to Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy for hosting the Friday Five 2.0 Linkup!
Are you trying to make any long-term changes starting this year?
Do you make resolutions or goals every year?