Do you set New Year’s resolutions? I feel like you could either be totally into setting goals for the year or completely against the idea. I have been at both ends of the spectrum in my life. I don’t normally set any extreme resolutions. Vowing to never eat sugar again, giving up alcohol, or quitting my job just isn’t going to happen. A lot of people make the resolution to lose weight. I am all for being healthier, but what if instead we focused on strength? I love the idea of women setting this type of goal and I personally have made a couple of my own. Defining a specific goal means you are more likely to stick with it.
Here are my goals for 2016:
- Complete 5 strict handstand push ups in a row. Right now, this seems like a crazy goal. I have only been able to do one in a row. When I try for two, I cannot seem to lift myself back up from the ground. The tricky thing about these is you have to lower your head all the way to the ground. I KNOW! Well, I am excited for the challenge and I know I will get to my goal of 5. Check out this YouTube video on how to perform one. And, take a look at this one about progressing to a HSPU. It might be helpful if you’ve never tried one.
- Complete 5 strict pull ups and 7 strict chin ups in a row. These are two separate goals which might seem like low numbers, but I can’t seem to move past 3 pull ups and I can only get to 4 chin ups. There is no cheating with these — they are strict! Meaning, you lower yourself down until your arms are straight and then pull yourself back up.
- Drink more water. Isn’t this one on everyone’s list? It’s so easy to drink water yet I always forget to do it. The most crucial time to drink it is first thing in the morning since your body has basically gone without anything to eat or drink for 7-9 hours. I know this, yet every morning the coffee calls and I want something warm, not cold. Maybe I should warm up the water? Throw a lemon in it and you will set your digestive track onto a happy path.
So what are your resolutions? Are you setting any goals? Have a strength goal to share?