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Happy New Year!

Happy January 1st, everyone!

This year is going to be my year of transformation, physical and mental. I’m part of the way there already thanks to an awesome end to 2011, and now I plan to continue the way I’ve started. I got off to a good start this morning when I dragged my sorry hungover arse out of bed, not too early, to jog down to the footy oval and do some interval sprints. Nausea inducing, headache exacerbating, and calorie burning! Love it, and what a great way to start the year. As of tomorrow the boot camp I attend with Sweat Depot starts again, yep, at 7am on a public holiday (they give us a bit of a sleep in…) and I’m fully back into training.

I don’t normally do New Years resolutions. In the past I’ve made some half-hearted attempts, but I always seem to end up breaking them quite early on in the year. Probably because they’re a token attempt to improve myself with no real plan or goals. But this year is different, this year I’m going to list my “achievable goals”. So here they are:

  1. Lose more weight. Ok, this one is a no-brainer, but you want specifics, right? Ok then. By the end of Round 1, 2012 of the 12 Week Body Transformation I will be in the healthy BMI range, so 73kg or less. That puts me at a BMI of 24.9. I will achieve this by 6 May 2012 (by my calculation of the date, I may change that if I have miscounted!). I’m currently sitting on 82.9kg, so that’s a loss of 10kg in 18 weeks, or about 0.6kg average per week. Easy!
  2. Run 10k without stopping. The Bridge to Brisbane is in August, and I can run 5K now non-stop. So I’m going to follow the Freeway to 10K program from DJ Steve to get me to running an hour, and then work on my speed and endurance to get up to 10K. Then I’ll run the Bridge to Brisbane, start to finish, without walking or stopping!

So that’s pretty much it at this stage. There are a whole bunch of measurement and fitness targets that I have as well, but they are components of the above two goals. I’ll let you know my progress!

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