2017 is over…Let 2018 begin!

Welcome! I hope everyone had a great New Years!

Now that that is over…it’s time to get to work. 2018 is a new year, and all be it cliche, it is time for a new you. New Year’s resolutions are often overwhelming, broad, and not concise or focused. That being said, let’s help each other out.

That’s right, we need to announce our health and fitness goals for this coming year. Go ahead and comment on the goals you have for 2018.

I’ll start…

1. Compete in a Men’s Physique Division competition before 2018’s end.
2. Quit smoking.
3. Be able to: Deadlift 2.5x, Front Squat 1.5x, Bench 1.5x, and Military Press 1x my bodyweight, while maintaining the ability to run 3 miles under 20 minutes.
4. Compete in a local CrossFit Competition.
5. Compete in the CrossFit Open.
6. Run a half marathon sub two hours by 2018’s end.
7. Establish a regular yoga practice; minimum of 3 times a week.
8. Meal prep consistently in order to support my physical activity. Cut my caffeine intake to one cup of coffee daily. Increase my water intake to better promote positive physical feats.
9. Go full-on whole food/vegan diet!
10. Better my mindfulness through meditation, grounding, education, helping others achieve their health and fitness goals, etc.

Don’t let my list intimidate you! Do not think your list of goals cannot be like this, too! Please remember, I have been practicing goal setting for fitness, health, and physical activity for many years. I have a little bit of practice in it.

One of the best ways I have found to establish any kind of goal is to just write it down. Don’t worry about what it looks like. Don’t even worry about what it says. Don’t judge your goals before you have even had a chance to look at them. You have an idea in your head of what you want. Go ahead and attempt to put words to it. Maybe the first time you write it down it won’t sound exactly right; maybe it won’t completely encompass the idea that you’re imagining. That’s okay! This won’t be the last time you’re going to look at your goals. This won’t be the last time you write out your goals.

Throughout the year we will revisit our goals for the purposes of progress checks and to revise them. What you write down initially may be enough to get started. Once you begin to attempt your goal, you may find that this goal is not what you meant to do at all! Guess what? That’s okay! Goals are meant to change. Let them change. You’re constantly changing and so should your goals. Change is constant, change is good!

I can’t wait to see what change everyone would like to introduce to their lives this year!