May Health starts tomorrow, and I am pretty darn excited!
Last year, I participated in May Health for the first time. I was competely blown away at the outpouring of support from all of the other May Health participants. Especially Mark and Julie. I went into it with two goals.
Stop drinking coffee and be active every day.
I am happy to report I stopped the coffee drinking for several months, and was active almost every day in May.
The amazing thing was that the activity continued on through the summer. I ran my first 5k in July, and a 10k in September. I also trained hard all summer to compete in the Guelph Lake II Duathlon. I’m not sure any of it would have happened without the May Health kick start.
This year, I go into May Health knowing I am capable of BIG things when I put my mind to it.
With this in mind, I have 3 goals I want to accomplish this year for May Health.
1) Cut out added sugar from my diet. This is going to be tough. I am a sugar lover. Chocolate, sour candy, sweet candy, ice cream and so on. I don’t need it, and with a family history of Diabetes, its time to cut back. I will make an exception with sandwich bread, and my morning yogurt (both have added sugar). Otherwise, I’m going to try to stick with only natural sources of sugar.
2) Walk a least 15,000 steps every day. This will probably be the easiest of the 3 challenges, and my Fitbit One will keep me honest. It means I will have to make an effort to get out and walk every day for about a half hour in addition to all the steps I do during a normal day. Good habit to get into. One I would like to continue long past the end of May.
3) Bike 1000km in May. This is the biggie. This is the one that I know will test me. But, I am up for the challenge. I have it roughly mapped out, and luckily biking daily is something I love. Some of the shorter rides will be with my boys on the mountain bike, and the longer ones and solo ones will be on my new girl. I know the weather is going to play HUGE role in whether I am able to complete this or not, and I am ready to give it my all. I really think I can do it.
So, there you have it. My May Heath Goals. Shouted out loud for everyone to hear.
I’m ready to get started tomorrow, and I am really looking forward to hitting my 1000km goal near the end of May. I will watching and cheering all of you on too.