My 2016 Fitness Goals
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Last night, I decided I wanted to put into words my physical/fitness goals.
I love lists & I thought that by putting them into writing it would help me hold myself more accountable & give me a definite goal to pursue.
I plan on hitting what I feel is my ‘ideal’ body weight in 6 months. However, it is just a number I feel comfortable with. Who knows, it could change as I get closer. Maybe my body does not want to be that low or maybe it feels more comfortable at something lower. The main point is I have a definitive weight goal set for myself, and if I find it is not correct by June 1, that is ok!
I also did a lifetime fitness goal: for eating healthy & staying active to be ‘normal’ behavior for me. I want healthier choices to be my first choice, not something that I have to actively think about.
End of 2016 fitness goals focuses on actual things I want to accomplish which is 20 push ups, 10 burpees, & the Crow pose. Right now I can do maybe 1 normal push up, 1 un-modified burpee, and nowhere near the Crow pose.
I feel like these are good goals that don’t focus on weight but rather strength, endurance, & flexibility. (Yes, the number on the scale is great motivation, but I also want to be strong in my body)
June 1, 2016 goals is about the weight in order for me to track my progress. I will also be doing measurements, but I’m not educated enough about ‘ideal’ measurements to produce goals for them.
I broke down each month’s ‘goal’ to help with accountability & to set up a sort-of timeline for myself.
- As of Jan 7 I am at 162
- February 1 – 155
- March 1 – 147
- April 1 – 140
- May 1 – 135
- June 1 – 130
You will see I tried to have less weight loss as I get closer to my goal because the closer I get, the harder it will be to lose! For example, When I started this 21 Day Fix journey I was at 179. Since November I have lost 17 pounds! But the more overweight you are, the easier it is to lose (mostly).
My daily goals are what I will be focusing on the most, though. Yes, it is a great idea to have overall, long-term goals in mind, but when it comes down to it, I feel like the daily goals will be my best motivators.
These daily goals are also simple: make good choices! Eat clean! Exercise!
Lastly, I know that everyday will not be sunshine & roses – I am going to have bad days where I just really want to stuff my face with greasy, unhealthy food or really don’t want to exercise. I’m not being pessimistic, it is just reality of life. With that said, I wrote myself some instructions for when that happens.
I will NOT give up on myself for a few bad choices. I did not gain all this weight in one day, my fitness progress won’t be ruined in one day, & I won’t reach my goals in one day. I have to remember to keep going!
Do you write down your goals, too or just take it day by day?