It’s January 1 and, in the spirit of the day, it seems like a good time to talk about my goals for the year. Or, at least, the resolutions that are relevant to this blog. After all, you all probably aren’t here to read about how I’m picking up the guitar again. Right?
I mean, sure. Let me know if you really want to hear about that. I’m… not good. Not yet, anyway.
But on with the health goals! To start with, I didn’t set a weight loss goal. No ‘lose X pounds by December’ statements, or anything like that. I’ve put too much focus on weight and not enough on other health measures as it is, and I see no reason to keep beating that dead horse. Instead, I set three achievement goals. Here they are:
First, by December 31, 2019, I will be able to do 50 pushups and 50 sit-ups. I can do 5 pushups and 10 sit-ups right now, so I clearly have a way to go the plan is to do that five and ten each day and then, every week, do one more. I figure that, at that pace, I’ll hit my target around the end of October.
Second, by December 31, 2019, i will be able to run three miles in 36 minutes. Right now, three miles takes me about an hour, so the goal is to increase my speed from 3 mph to 5 mph and be able to sustain it. So, I plan to hit the (boring) treadmill three times a week for 36 minutes, starting at 3 mph and cranking the speed up 0.1 mph every other weeks. If all goes well, I’ll be hitting my goal in mid-October.
Third, I plan to be a yellow belt in taekwondo by December 31,2019. I think that’s aggressive, because it would be two belt tanks this year, so I’ll be finding out.
Thee. My goals. Tomorrow, I’ll talk about my plans to follow through on them.