Still seeking: dare to be great moment (but)

Yes, I’m still seeking that “dare to be great” moment – that next big challenge to work towards.

STILL not sure what that might be.

But…in the meantime, it’s time to SHOCK it.

And by shock it, I’m talking about another round of Cathe’s STS (Shock Training System). It’s been too long. Ever since kicking my half training into high gear this summer, weight training has taken a bit of a back seat. And for good reason, right?

But now it’s time to focus on those weights. I’m really excited to see some strength gains over the next three months of the new rotation. I started the first mesocycle today (remember – the first phase is about muscle endurance –Β  so lower weights, many reps) and whoa, sooo many push-ups!! Push-ups are my nemesis. Love to hate them. Can’t wait until I can get through a full round of push-ups on my toes, vs. my knees. Mini-goal #1. πŸ™‚

Secondary goal? Improve my core strength, like whoa.

I was commenting to my sis that my core is the one area of my body that I describe as weak. I HATE describing anything about me as weak. It’s time for that to change.

So – I mentioned that I lose patience with pure pilates or yoga classes but I’ve always loved taking Core Fusion classes at Exhale Spa in Boston. My workaround for that? Hello Core Fusion DVDs!

My sis and I split a three-pack of the Core Fusion series which includes:

BODY SCULPT A twist on traditional strength training, this total-body workout targets everything from the arms and shoulders to glutes, hips, thighs, and abs.

PILATES PLUS Integrating your core with every move, this Pilates-based program is a quick and effective way to get a thin, sleek physique.

THIGHS & GLUTES Lift your buns, tone your legs, and trim your waist–these exercises firm and tighten in all the right spots.

From what I can tell, body sculpt will be most similar to the live classes so I’m psyched for that. But I’m also psyched for the other two programs and can only hope that by rotating these into my workouts each week, my core will be weak no more. πŸ™‚ Mini-goal #2.

As you can see, I’ve now got two mini-goals at play here. BUT I still want that “big” challenge to work towards. I don’t know why, I just LOVE having something to look forward to and work towards. Part of me is still leaning towards embarking on another half marathon but my knee is still telling me “no” so we’ll see. And yes, I’m STILL open to your ideas for what my next “dare to be great” moment may be since I clearly haven’t found it yet. πŸ˜‰


13 thoughts on “Still seeking: dare to be great moment (but)

  1. I think these are great mini goals for us both as we decide on a “bigger” one down the road. I still think we should do swimming lessons or as Meg suggested, a tri-relay! That would be fun!

  2. Woohoo for STS!!! You need to take before pics by the way! I think mini-goals are really great actually. This coming from someone who really sets no goals. Ok, maybe I do to an extent, I just don’t say them out loud. Like today my goal in my head was 7 miles but I only promised 5. I am sooo not good at failing πŸ˜‰

    • Hmmm “before” pics. Hadn’t thought of that. Sort of freaks me out to do that, not sure why?? But sort of a neat idea. At least maybe I’ll take measurements this time?? I do know I’m much stronger than the first few rounds of STS – my starting weights today for meso 1 were already a few pounds heavier than last time, success! And I think you’re much more goal oriented than you give yourself credit for – maybe I just blab out loud about them more πŸ˜‰

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