I can tell you I did not meet all of my 2014 goals. I was a little too ambitious, lesson learned.
Here is what I did accomplish:
1. Squat 180#. Did it!!!
2. I didn't learn to do a traditional olympic snatch, but I did learn to do a kettle bell snatch. So I'm calling that a success.
|This is a renegade row, not a snatch|
4. Handstand pushup...nope. But I can do a wall assisted fore-arm stand.
5. Didn't make it to 20 pull ups in a row, but I can do 10, maybe 12 on a great day. I found that too many pull ups and over-head presses during the week would pull my C2, C7, and a thoracic rib out of alignment and send me to the chiropractor for an emergency adjustment. Nothing like shooting pain and numb fingers to make you re-evaluate your strength goals.
6. And I think I did a good job of complimenting Ryan every day. I know he did it for me.
For next year:
1. Compete in a Tactical Strength Challenge
2. Complete a sprint Triathlon or Duathlon
4. Improve my squat depth when I lift heavier weights. As you may have noticed in the video, I'm barely able to get to parallel and definitely not "hit'n the hole" with that heavy weight. I can do it with 130-160# but more than that and my form goes.
5. Speak kind and loving words to my Ryan and Samoa every day.
|Samoa loves her Ryan.|
1. Besides setting SMART goals, I think it's important to write down what it is you want to do, similar to a check list. Then put that list somewhere in plain sight so you see it every day.
2. Tell someone about your goals, or find people with similar goals; this way you have people to help hold you accountable.
3. Lastly, reward yourself along the way for meeting mini goals. Celebrate a 10# weight loss by buying a new belt, or a fun kitchen gadget to make your healthy cooking easier. Or, if your goal is to quit smoking, celebrate each week you didn't smoke by putting the money you saved in a piggy bank. You'll be amazed at how fast it adds up.
Have a happy and healthy new year!!!