The year is soon coming to an end, and with it, the New Year begins. What is the first thing we think of when it comes to New Years? (right after champagne of course!) New Years Resolutions!
I'm happy to report that with only a half of a month left in the year, I am still going strong at attempts to make this year's goals. I have accomplished many of my goals for the year but there are goals that I know I won't be meeting.
One such goal is the goal to be less than 125 lbs for 3 full months. I managed to have one straight month under 125 lbs and I've probably had 7 other weeks scattered here and there throughout the year of being under 125 lbs but I will not reach my goal. After looking at my weigh in report for the year I am proud to say that I was over 130 lbs only once - and it was within the first week of the new year.
My goal to be under 125 lbs for 3 months of this year was an effort to keep myself from yoyoing from my best weigh in's (under 125) to my worst weigh in's (over 135) like I have in years past. To me, this goal has helped me keep my weight close to a 5 lb range and in a healthy range at that. Goal not met, BUT success in it's own right!
Last night I accomplished another PR! Deadlifting 185lbs for 3 reps! As of January of this year my 3 rep deadlift was at 165 lbs - that's a 20 lbs up on a personal record within a year! I remember the days of lifting weights where I wouldn't have imagined lifting 20 lbs let alone improving a personal record by 20 lbs! Long gone are my days of 5 lb weights. Not to say any weight isn't something to be proud of (no matter the weight) but these days my gainz are what I'm all about! (for those who don't know - Gainz = muscle mass acquired from lifting weights)
And soon (very soon) I will reach my 100th Crossfit Class for the year! It was a goal I wasn't 100% sure I could make but now I'm excited to be reaching! More to come when it actually happens!
One goal that wasn't a part of my New Years Resolution is the goal SparkPeople sets for you for fitness minutes for the year. I really hadn't paid attention to it other than attempting to get 120-200 fitness minutes a week. I haven't always made that goal but I've kept myself in the gym more than not. And today my goal is 89% met with 7015 minutes of the 7871 minute goal! I'll never reach 100% with only 16 days left as I would literally have to work out 53 minutes a day every day until New Years (including Christmas!) I guess we'll see. Maybe I'll hit the gym for a few hours for a few days and see if I can stretch and make it. Either way - what an awesome goal to get so close to!
I'm not celebrating my goals for this year yet. I will save that for a blog coming soon! Another blog soon to come - what should my goals for next year be? Time to start figuring it out!
New Recipes Made: 61 of 50
Crossfit Classes Attended: 99 of 100
Months less than 125 lbs: 1 of 3
New PRs Accomplished: 27 of 5
Book Chapters Written: 4.5
Blog Posts Written: 136 of 200