Something I have learned about myself so far this year is that quarterly goals are just a little too far-reaching for me. Back in April I made a list of goals to be completed by June 15, and I really haven’t been able to accomplish many of them. Not necessarily because I’m not trying, but because I don’t program my own workouts, and so whether or not I get to really focus on front squats, ring dips, or whatever, is not really up to me. Sure I can do some accessory work, but building on max lifts or getting your first whatever is pretty tough to do with only 10 or 15 minutes to work on something at the end of a WOD.
So I think that this summer I am going to try out monthly goals instead, and maybe try to pick a few that are a little more within my ability to work on by myself. So here we go.
June 2013 Health & Fitness Goals
1. Link 2 strict pull-ups
I’m very sad to report that after my months of working my butt off to get a strict pull-up, I have almost lost it again. I need to get back on the train with working on this all the time, instead of just checking it off the list and walking away. Plus, this is crucial for my BHAG (that’s a Big Hairy Audacious Goal for all of you non-Student Council Campers), which is a muscle-up by the end of the summer!
2. Do 1 strict ring dip
I would be pretty surprised if I tried this today and couldn’t do it. But I haven’t really tried it recently, and who knows, maybe I would be utterly unable to do it. This is also a very important goal on my way to a muscle-up!
3. Try 3 new hikes
Guys, I live in Colorado and I barely ever go hiking. Actually, that’s not true. We hike a lot, but always on the same trail. It is a tragedy. This state is freakin beautiful and I need to explore more of it.
4. Eat strict Zone for breakfast & lunch 4 days a week
You would think that after having such awesome results with Zone, I would have stayed on it indefinitely. And I wish that I could say that I have. But even though the measuring and weighing is really not that hard at all, I seem to be able to find every excuse to not worry about it. Let’s go ahead and stop that nonsense this month, what do you think?
5. Complete a 21-day Sugar Detox
This is a biggie. I have never done the Sugar Detox before and although I don’t typically crave sugar, going fruit-free for 3 weeks in the middle of the summer is going to be tough. But Joy and I have a photo shoot for some podcast promo pictures on June 30, so hopefully that will help keep me motivated!
Do you have any June goals? What do you find is an effective time frame for your goal setting?