Goal Setting

After reading this post over on Claire’s blog (which you should be reading by the way, the girl is hilarious & awesome), I started thinking about goal setting.  I really like Claire’s notion of daily goals – just small little things that you can keep in mind during the day to help you accomplish bigger goals. I like the concept of breaking down goals into immediate, near future, and future categories that build on one another because it makes things not so daunting and it keeps you focused. http://distilleryimage2.s3.amazonaws.com/dd0d06d2d14511e29ad022000a1f9a79_7.jpg

I always set goals at the beginning of the year but I haven’t really set any since then. I’m a goal-oriented person and need a plan to reach those goals to function – I’m too type A for a go-with-the-flow mentality and frankly, plans = success. That said, I'm a fan of making SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, & Time-bound) goals and my first step in making concrete goals is to simply list out a few things and go from there. Since it's been awhile, I thought I would start making some more immediate/nearish future goals of my own. Some are more concrete than others, some are fitness related, some are life related, and they're not in any particular order. Well, actually I suppose they are - I simply wrote them (typed them?) down as I thought of them and I think that is a pretty good indicator of where they stand in my mind.


Immediate/Daily Goals:

-       Change daily goals uhhh daily

-       Eat good food and eat enough of it

-       Down with the sugar

-       Mobility work every.damn.day

-       Stop comparing

-       Stop negative affirmations

-       Take days off, real ones, with NO work.


Nearish Future Goals:

-       200x5 back squat (this is getting in my sights in a very real way and I will say, I’m a little bit a lot terrified)

-       Compete in something sometime soon-ish (and clearly, get this a little more concrete)

-       Write more.

-       Read more.

-       Break 100# on snatch.

-       Break 100# on bench press.

-       Bodyweight clean.


Next step? Making a plan(s) to get it all done.