Part II - How - #newyearnewyou
We made it through the “why” of setting goals, now let's talk about types of goals and how to set them. First, most folks typically don’t follow through with big changes. If they do, they don't typically keep it up for the long run. The best way to set goals is to make them bite sized and manageable. What do I mean by that? Well, if you set a goal of getting a muscle up when you don’t have a strict pull up, you will be very disappointed after a month when you still don’t have a muscle up. The problem in this instance is that this goal is too big and not easily attainable. A better goal would be to work on some part of a strict pull up progression. If you are using green band at the beginning of the month, a reasonable goal would be to get to a blue band at the end of the month. This is manageable and achievable as long as you put the work in. And again, we are being reasonable here. You just can’t set your goal as going from the green band to strict pull ups in a month. That being said, having longer-term goals is great to! Keep that muscle up on your list, but have bite sized intermediate goals to get you there. To be successful, it’s important to make your goal part of your routine. Make it a habit.
To make your goal part of your routine, make it a habit to work on it a few days a week either before or after class. Get in some 5 x 5 pull ups before class on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If you want to bet better at wall balls - be part of your own 30 day wall ball challenge. I’m sure you can sucker someone else from class to do them with you! Lacking mobility? Spend some time working on it before or after class. 5 minutes regularly can make a world of difference. Want to get your trainwreck of a diet in check (looking at myself here!), again, start small. Maybe prep all your breakfasts or lunches for the week. Don’t forget about part 1 and accountability here either. Sharing what you are doing holds you accountable and gives you a support network. Little changes over time can make a really big impact with consistency.
Feeling stuck? Let’s prioritize! What is your overall why? Why do you come to CCA? For me, it helps me to be the best version of myself. It helps me clean the slate to start fresh for the next day. Now that I have my why, I can determine what makes me feel like I am the best version of myself. For me, a good snatch makes me feel awesome. Nothing better than hitting a good snatch with good form. So one of my goals is to get a 46 kg snatch. Totally attainable over time! You want to know why? Because I have a "why" and a battle plan that I stick to. Still feeling stuck? Let’s work together to figure out your why and come up with some reasonable goals (see Part 3). We want to see you continue to get awesome! Feeling motivated and ready to crush your goals? Let’s work together to make that happen.
Come back tomorrow for #newyearnewyou and Goals - Part III!