Scheduling For Success In 2016

The year wraps up tomorrow and then 2016 is upon us. The beginning of the year is exciting because everyone wants to start fresh in some way. The top New Year’s Resolutions for 2015 as stated by The Neilson Company, include 37% of American’s wanting to get fit and healthy and 32% want to lose weight. Were you include in these numbers? Did you accomplish your New Year’s resolution for 2015? Hell, do you even remember what it was?

On January 1, 2015 I said I wanted 2015 to be extremely happy for me. I’ll admit that the first half of the year was horrible AF in a lot of ways, but the second half of the year has made of for that twenty times over. My divorce was finalized in the second half of the year and I couldn’t be happier. So, I guess my resolution did come true, I made sure that my year ended with me being extremely happy.

I’ll talk about my resolution for 2016 on January 1, but I’ll fill you in on how I plan on staying healthy and fit in the new year. I plan on continuing to eat all the raw cookie dough I want even though the package strongly suggests that I don’t, so being at my best is a necessity. GCM-ambassador-750-logounnamed

I’ll be participating in Dave’s Marathon In-Training (MIT) program in order to train for the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon on April 24, 2016. This training is my focus for the first four months of the year. I openly admit that it is intense and that I will certainly stumble, probably a few times even. But I’ll also openly admit that I am going to do my damnedest to not let that happen. I am not going to list specifics in this schedule, this is just more of a general framework.

Monday –           Short weekday run
Tuesday –          MIT training at the Perry Field House on Bowling Green State University’s campus (Talons Up!)
Wednesday –     Group run with Dave’s Running at Fallen Timbers Mall
Thursday –         Gym day: Legs – MIT
Friday –             Gym day: Shoulders, back & triceps
Saturday –         MIT long run
Sunday –            Gym day: Biceps & chest

Added in each day are ab and glute exercises to finally work on firming up my biggest trouble spots.
No, there aren’t any rest days. Why not? Because I know that I’ll have something come up at work or in my personal life and have to rearrange something, so I am giving myself this framework to stay on track.

I have each of these runs and gym sessions already written in my planner for the next four months. These are all an appointment that I have to keep with myself, just as I would keep any other kind of appointment. And I just hate to cancel appointments, so I have to make sure to keep at it.

I’m waiting for someone to email or post or comment telling me that I can’t do it. Telling me that it’s impossible. Saying that this is something that I’ll never be able to accomplish. I can’t wait for someone to tell me these things because that will make me work a bajillion (sure it’s a real number) times harder just to prove them wrong.
I want it, so I’ll get it. Simple.

Do you schedule your workouts in your calendar? Or do you just wing it each week?


  1. I might steal your training program to get ready for the half marathon 🙂

  2. Melanie Friemoth says:

    I’m jealous of your gym days. I’m clueless but really need to strengthen my core and well, actually use my membership!

    • What gym do you belong to?
      I would be happy to help set you up with a few things that you can even do at home, while you watch TV or something.
      And I’m happy to give you a few things to do at the gym, too.
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  3. That’s impossible. You can’t do that.

    Now go get it done!!! ?

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