Goals for 2013; a new year a new list!


Well, my friends, 2012 has come to a close; and its time to set some goals for 2013.  Let’s remember that a goal is supposed to be SMART.  Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound.  I hit every single fitness based goal in 2012, and am carrying one weight number over.  I’m finding that as my weight loss slows down, my fitness is really ramping up.  That feels amazing.


1 One-Legged Squat on each leg

The One Legged Squat


This is by far my most aggressive goal.  Frankly, I’m not sure I’ll be able to do it.  Lets be honest; this is something that is for people a LOT smaller than I am.  I mean, the girl in the video weighs what, 90 lbs dripping wet?   Sounds like it should be a great challenge.  I admit, I have started on this one already.  Wanting to do ONE of these, is what started me down the path of the Bulgarian Split squat to really focus on the single leg strength.    This should be measurable as well; in that I can start out doing one legged from a chair as my core strength improves; then I can push the proper one-legged squat.


Ab Work 2x per week

Now, this one should be very achievable, in that in order to do the squat mentioned above, I am going to have to do a *LOT* of core strength and thats Ab and lower back work.  I’m not looking for a six pack or anything like that, just functional strength and a LOT of it.  I’m going to need it.


Half Marathon

This is one that I have talked about off and on for the past couple of months.  I’m sure this one will get done (barring injury) in July. I have already signed up for the Chicago Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon  and will formally start that training in March.  I am planning on using the Hal Higdon Novice 2 program  to ramp up for the race.  13.1 miles is a HUGE stretch, but I realize that at this point, its mind over matter… in that if I don’t mind the pain, it don’t matter!!  Come and cheer me on, I’ll need it!


Healthy BMI

The one carry over from 2012.  I had set a goal of a healthy BMI by the end of the year 2012; and I didn’t even come close.  I started celebrating early and have been at 220-ish for several months.  Those last 30 lbs are indeed the hardest!  I’m going to do it; and have recommitted to the program for 2013.


That’s it; I can do it, and so can you.  Its an easy plan; but hard to stick with it.  JUST KEEP GOING.


My new year’s resolution:  Make one healthy eating decision every day, instead of making a bad decision.