It’s January 1st!
Maybe you’re up and at ’em at the crack of dawn like I am. Maybe your still asleep. Maybe you’re hugging the porcelain throne. Nonetheless, it’s a new year!
There’s lot of resolutioners out there. They say things just to say things – or maybe this year they maybe do mean them. A lot of people are going to say things over the next few days. Everyone is going to be gung-ho about gym time and rabbit food and doing things – yeah! ::insert fist to the sky here::
I prefer to set S.M.A.R.T. goals. Goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. That way instead of saying “I’m going to lose weight in 2016!” I will say “I’m going to lose 8% of my body fat by June 2016”. Do you see the difference? Technically if I lose a pound by January 2, I have obtained everything that resolution said I was going to do – lose weight in 2016.
By setting a goal with more details, I know what I need to do and when I need to do it by. I know if I lose 1.5% body fat each month, I’ll surpass my goal. Is that realistic? Absolutely! I didn’t say I was going to lose 8% in 1 month (which can actually be done, but its very strict and likely will not stay with you).
So now that you understand how I’m doing things this year, let’s proceed.
- Complete Augusta 70.3 in XXX time (I don’t make my time goals public, but just know I have a goal set in my mind and I will achieve it)
- Complete a 10k in 60min or less (current PR of 1:06)
- Complete a half marathon in 2:15 or less (current PR of 1:27)
- Improve my cycling average to 17mph or better (currently officially (per my tomtom stats) 14mph due to me not biking fast in the beginning, just getting used to riding a bike again)
- Improve my leisurely swim to 2:00/100yards (it’s currently 2:10/100yards)
- Drop 15lbs and keep them off
- Become a Diamond Coach
- Help at least 30 awesome challengers
- Attend FitClub at least twice a month
- Pay off at least 2 student loans
- Double the amount in my savings account
- Pay off medical bills
- Pay off both (Danny’s and mine) credit card debt
Let me know what your goals are, I want to hear them! Let’s keep each other accountable!