Today, a brand new notebook has found its way into my bag. It’s crisp and clean and just asking for me to write in it.
It’s my new food/workout log. The old one — much loved, dog-eared and covered in scribbles and post-it notes — has finally run out of pages. It now has been retired to the shelf in my office that holds my other old workout journals (as well as favorite books and DVD collections that I used to watch ALL THE TIME – before I had kids, that is.)
I love new journals. So much potential. What will I do? How will I feel? My workout journal has more than just WODs and meals. In essence — it’s my health resource. It records the day to day everything, so that if I have to see a doctor, I can refer to it to help them understand what’s going on with me.
On the front page of my journal, I write my goals: health, personal, professional… even financial. Since I carry my journal around nearly everywhere, I can look at my goals often, which helps remind me what I’m after.
I set goals back in March, right after the I AM Crossfit Challenge. Of the six short-term goals I set for myself, I have only reached 2 — eating clean and working out 5 times a week. But I’m not going to let that discourage me. My new goals are a bit more focused.
I decided to put “finish” instead of “survive” the Tough Mudder, even though there is a very real danger in doing this event. I don’t want to merely exist. I want to conquer it.
As for CC Flyers, I’m focusing on building my strength and working on those overhead squats, even though I hate them.
And the pullup. Oh my. This has been a goal for a while, but I think I’m closer than I’ve ever been. And the workout schemes Andy has me doing are specifically aimed at building the strength I need for pullups. And yes, I hate them.
My long-term goals are still in effect:
- Add different workouts to my schedule (like the Olympic lifting class)
- Do RX on most workouts by the end of the year
- 18% body fat (I’m really close, I think)
So there you have it. My new goals. Hold me accountable!