Happy New Year!!!!
Hopefully, you all had a great break and enjoyed time with friends and family.
I am not one for making New Year’s resolutions. I prefer to set myself goals for the year, have something to work towards and start a new year by setting my goals.
2015 the year that was
Last year, I set myself many goals; I achieved all of the important ones but never accomplished the physical goals I set thanks to injuring my Achilles in August. I spent a total of two months rocking around with a cast and then had a moon boot on. Sadly that means that all of my hard work from the year that would have seen me reach my goals was mostly undone, and I spent the remainder of the year focusing on physiotherapy and regaining my strength and flexibility.
I’m still not fully recovered from my Achilles adventure (apparently, it’s a long road to recovery), so with that long layoff still fresh in my mind, I’m setting my goals and making sure I’m kinder to my body in the process.
Over the next 12 months, I want to:
- Stay injury-free for the year, continue to recover from my injury and avoid surgery.
- Improve my back squat aim to squat 80kg
- Attend one yoga class a week to improve flexibility
- Reduce my resting heart rate to 60bpm
- Reduce my body fat to 20%
- Work out at least once a day.
To make these goals achievable, I am going to break them down and give myself some milestones through the year to keep myself on track. Any goals that I reach before the end of the year will be ticked off, and I will set a new goal for myself. I want to make myself accountable for my progress, so I’ll check in each month and share my progress.
Here are the January starting points
- Starting weight on back squat 20kg
- Starting resting heart rate 74bpm
- Starting body fat percentage 29%
My first update will be February 5th 2016