4 weeks, 28 days, 672 hours…okay, make that 667 hours til go time. any way you skin it, this is how far out we are from the nike women’s half. if you’re following my lifting lover’s training plan, you’ll notice that we switch up our lifting workouts for the final time this week AND this is the week we peak in miles before we start to taper down before race day! that said, as each run gets longer and as the race gets closer, i’m noticing just how sensitive my body is to every little thing.
so this weekend my trainer boyfriend and i decided it was time to dial it in. see here’s what i love about him. even though we hit the gym together, compare notes on prepping food, and hold each other accountable and support each other, i also love that i can be real. i love that he doesn’t make me feel insecure if i have a total weak moment and reach for his fries once or twice (or three times). i love that he is on the same page on friday night when i ask him what he wants to do, our eyes meet, and at the same time we utter those magic words: “froyo!”. and yet, he also has to hear me complain about not reaching my goals or being where i want to be. and being the smart man that he is, he never points out my shortcomings.
unless i ask him to, that is.
so funny enough, over a dinner of pizza and wine saturday night, we both identified the daily habits that were getting between us and our goals. then we agreed that for the next 28 days we would not only give each other “permission” to hold each other accountable, but also established (gulp) consequences for offenses.
my daily habits i’m committed to change for the next 28 days:
and just to make sure we hold him accountable too, here’s my bf’s habits he’s changing:
and of course this wouldn’t be fun if there weren’t rewards (and consequences)!
the consequence for each “offense”? 100 burpees.
that’s right. it has to hurt, or just be really worth it!
(yes, this is why you don’t set goals over a glass of wine.)
mine is a wine bar night in san francisco after the half-marathon at this new coffee + wine bar (hello, heaven!) called vinyl that i read about in the wall street journal.
my donut-loving boyfriend’s reward: oh yes, a gourmet gorge-fest at sidecar doughnuts. it’s a whole leap beyond the donuts i was raised with…you’re talkin’ maple bacon, peanut butter + huckleberry jam, and applepie with tillamook cheddar donuts. what?
so for the next 28 days, join me as i dial it in. what daily habits would you change? just 28 days…you can do anything for 28 days! the best part: this isn’t a diet. it’s tweaking 1 or 2 things that are standing between you and your goals. and by the end of the 28 days, who knows – you may have just created a new habit.
share yours and i’ll keep you posted on my progress! follow me daily on instagram where i’ll post my progress, plus motivation, tips, and the occasional pic of my pop + #trainerboyfriend!
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