I’m going to give you a peek at one of my goals that I will be working on and show you exactly how I’ve broken it down from a big goal to a S.M.A.R.T. goal!
In the Health & Fitness category, because that’s important to me now- I have “Get Better at CrossFit”. That goal, alone, with no plan of action behind it would be pretty lame. How would I know if I actually do get better or not? How will I measure my progress?
So here’s how I’m breaking it down a little bit. For the first quarter, I’m going to focus on three things that I want to get better at… Muscle Ups, Handstand Push ups, and Running. Why these three? Well, the first two – I just feel like they are impressive-so it’s just a personal goal of some of the cool “CrossFitty” things that I’d like to be able to do. And running? Well, currently it really intimidates me. I can “barely” run 400m at a time. I have this mental break that says I can’t, but I know that if I work at this – I can get better at it. I just don’t want to be intimidated when I see “1 mile run” or “5k” on the programming, so it’s something I need to work on.
So, I asked my CrossFit coach/husband to help me break these down into a plan or program so I can do this extra credit work and be better at these by the end of this quarter. My realistic goal is to be able to do actual pull-ups, actual dips, and 5-10 hand stand push ups by the end of this quarter. I probably won’t be able to do a full muscle-up yet, realistically speaking – but I will definitely be closer to it.
So here’s my plan: I will alternate days each week to do “Pulling” Exercises and “Pushing” Exercises with Running, Stretching, Yoga, & Core-strengthening mixed in AS WELL AS attend CrossFit classes & do the programmed metcons and strength work.
It seems like a lot, but I’m determined to make it happen. My plan is to hit the gym on weekday mornings & maybe make about three of the afternoon CrossFit classes per week. Usually we are finished with our household tasks and obligations by early afternoon so it kind of gives us a little break from the house again and a chance to see Daddy too. Of course if this is all too difficult, we’ll find a way to adapt, but I’m excited to try!
I’ve got goals, and I’m ready to reach them! Also, I kind of feel like I’m starting over after taking a month off. I’m so ready to get back into this habit and crush some goals here!