There was a time when a resolution meant something. Now-a-days that word doesn’t mean anything. It’s as if our culture has taken that word from a meaning of resolve, iron clad, and solid; then changed it to mean a hope or wish. That’s a big difference, right?!
Since Culture has redefined that word, we need to look at using a different focal word… Goals.
When we set goals we try to make them SMART: Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented (or Achievable), Realistic, and Time sensitive. This means that when we say we want to “loose weight”, we will fail. “Loosing weight” is not specific, action-oriented, or time sensitive. It’s just realistic… because inevitably, at some point, you will loose weight. Maybe you get sick or just happen to have a “healthy” week and you drop 1lb.
However, If I say that I want to loose 100lbs in 2017 by eating good food (within my meal plan), working out at CrossFit, and riding my bike when it warms up… then I have created a goal that is specific… I want to loose 100lbs. It’s measurable… in 365 days, during 2017, I will loose 100lbs. It’s action-oriented because I will do it by eating well, working out, and riding my bike. It’s realistic, because I have done it before and know that it could happen again. Lastly, it’s time sensitive because I need to complete it by December 31, 2017.
This goal will help me work toward my goal of being in the best shape of my life by age 40. Yes, that is not a SMART Goal, but I have some things that will define that as we move forward together.
So.. my down and dirty goals for 2017:
- Lose 100lbs.
- Have all lifts be above 200lbs. (Snatch and strict press are still under 200)
- Master Double Unders (Or at least be consistent)
- Process through this process emotionally, spiritually, and openly.