A Look at My 2017 Fitness Goals

The last time I talked about my fitness goals was back in 2015. With 2017 here, it is time to set some new goals. Read on to learn about my new goals!

2015 was a transition year for me. When I started 2015, I was more than motivated to continue on my fitness journey. I had been training for months preparing for the CrossFit Open, and my results were better than I expected. Here were the goals I had set:

  • Blog about fitness: the goal is two posts a month, so far so good!
  • Do well in the CrossFit Open: I have been training since October for the Open with the intention of ensuring I do not hit a movement that drops me out of the workout.
  • New PRs: 500 DL, 350 FS, 275 Clean
  • New skills: consistent kip, multiple HSPU
  • Competition: in 2014 I competed 4 times, in 2015 I want to compete at least 5 times and at least once in an individual RX competition.

Overall, I did well against my goals — until a decision to buy a new house resulted in me needing to drop CrossFit. Looking back, I hit the following goals:

Now that I am getting active in CrossFit again, it is time to revisit my goals:

  • Lose at least 10 pounds without losing PRs: Yes, I want to lose more weight, but not at the cost of muscle
    • I actually lost 14 pounds in 2016; the goal is to drop at least another 10
  • New PRs: 500 DL, 475 BS, 365 FS, 285 Clean & Jerk
  • Competition: At least 3 competitions and at least once in an individual RX competition
    • I am already signed up for two!

As you can see, many of my goals are the same or just above my goals in 2015. These goals motivate me and are very much attainable in my mind. Now, you may be looking over these goals and say I am not really committing too much — I know I did when I re-read this post. You are right. So, after thinking about it some more, I would also like to add the following:

  • Workout at least once every 3 days: This is harder than it sounds with home, work, travel, etc., but I feel it is essential. When I am home, I typically work out 4-5 days a week. On travel, I average 0-2 days a week.
  • Get my diet in check: As I mentioned, I am on the RP diet. My goal is to stick to the RP diet. I can honestly say that I failed over the holiday break, but it is time to get back on track even when traveling. Arguably, fitness is 70% diet and 30% exercise — it is time I prioritize what is important.
  • Step up my supplement game: I have talked about my supplements in the past, but I think it is time to take them to the next level (expect more on this in a future post).
  • Work on my mobility at least 3x a week: I am not flexible. It impacts my Olympic lifts. I need to work on my mobility. 2017 is the year. I will be doing ROMWOD and, from time to time, joining my wife in Yoga.

I feel like these additional goals complement the ones I am most passionate about. I am looking forward to what 2017 brings!

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