Right before Christmas, Joe sent our Wedding WOD training group an inspirational email about goal setting. He told us that if we picked a goal, he’d help us get there.
After hearing this, I felt a bit lost and thought, “well I just want to keep working out consistently all year.” But, really that isn’t an inspiring goal and it doesn’t help you work towards something, it’s more a statement.
Then, I let my inner girl take over and thought, “well it would be nice to tone my stomach and shape my arms.” The hard part about setting a goal like that, is that it’s connected to the emotional, self -conscious part of my brain, and not the powerful, I’m-going-to-be-the-girl-that-can-lift-more-than-any-other-girl, part. I needed something that I can track.
After being out sick for a week, I was working on back squats, and decided my body wasn’t ready to go super heavy, so I settle on a weight that was about 20 pounds heavier than the normal recommended met-con weight (usually around 95 pounds). I did a few sets of five reps and then did a few more of 10 reps. That’s when my goal hit me: I wanted to be able to meet more of the Rx weights during workouts. As of right now, back squats are one of the few exercises that I can normally meet the Rx. So my goal for this year is to meet 75% of all Rx posted.
This goal will help me to workout consistently, let my inner girls be satisfied AND let me track my progress so I can be stronger than you!