Hi Rangers! I'm new here I've been hanging out in the Druids forum but it occurred to me that I have so many goals I'm constantly trying to hit, maybe a stint in Rangers could help me.. feel free to share your rangery wisdom with me!
So here's the deal... I have a sedentary job and it's a constant battle to keep my body mobile enough that I don't seize up completely and topple over. Meanwhile, I have a passion for hiking but the best hikes are long and hard, and it really does help to be fit! I also really want to change jobs but before I can even apply I need to do some serious up-skilling, in my own time.
Here's the plan:
1 minute plank, daily - core strength makes everything better and I used to be good at this but I've let it slip over the last year. Time to bring back abs of steel!
6000 steps, 5/7 days - unless I go for a walk, it is really hard to hit 6000 steps in a day - and frankly, 6000 isn't even that many so I really need to at least hit 6000. This will require a lunchtime walk or run, or parking further from work and doing it that way.
physio exercises 2/7 days - to help with my neck and back which get sore from sitting at a desk all day
run 1/7 days - I've been doing this for a while now and ideally want to move up to 2 runs a week but as winter is approaching, it will be weather dependant.
up-skilling 5 hours/week - this is the bare minimum, ideally I will do more on this goal but I'm keeping it low at this stage so I don't freak out and skip it altogether. I want to try and do an hour after work at least 2 evenings a week and the rest on weekends when I have more time. Lately I've been very lazy during weeknights though and I think I could utilise that time much better.
5 hours/week5 hours/week
And because I've not had much success with vague goals in the past, here's a rough timetable to make sure I hit goals:
Monday - plank, 6000, physio
Tuesday - plank, up-skilling
Wednesday - plank, 6000, up-skilling
Thursday - plank, 6000, run
Friday - plank, 6000
Saturday - plank, 6000, physio, up-skilling
Sunday - plank, up-skilling
Obviously the timetable is a bit flexible, I just want to try and keep track of when I'm doing my goals so it's not a mad dash at the end of each week, or skipping them altogether. Wish me luck!
And finally, what's your number one tip on DOING ALL THE THINGS as well as having time to relax, eat, sleep, socialise, work and call your mum XD