Sat November 26th
I am one unfocused monkey these days..I know I have a lot going on….you know…my kiddo is applying and auditioning for colleges….and all the emotional shifts that is bringing has made me put myself at the bottom of my own list again. I know it is easy for many of us to do. In October, after my back injury….I was only working out once or twice a week. FINALLY last week I got myself to the gym 4 days. I really felt I was back on track..Well this week? Um, twice. Add to that the fact that I swear that half of my diet recently has been chocolate covered almonds and…well…UGH is the only word I can come up with. I seem to be giving into all of my old stress related behaviors.
So at the end of last week (even though I fell part this week) I sat down with a coach and set some goals. I have done this a couple of times….and I find that if I set the tiny steps that get me to the places I want to be…that the whole process becomes a workable system.
The first thing that came to mind is that I have to prep for the world masters competition in May….So Heather looks at me and says…”Well, how do you do that?’
Second step…hmmm…well I need more explosive power and more over all strength.
Heather, “Well, how do you do that?”
I am thinking…maybe with chocolate covered almonds but I shake off that thought. Snatches and jerks…since I have trouble getting under that bar and back squats to build strength.
Heather “Well, how much? How do you get there?”
Third step, well, I want a 250 Back squat and for right now I want to be confident getting under the bar quickly.
Heather focuses me here and says ok…Let’s go light on the snatches and jerks…twice a week and one day a week work the Wendler method for the back squat….BUT for ONE month..then we will check back in…see where you are.
Do~able…short goals…I don’t have to obsess about the far off games in May…just on my light snatches and jerks.
I don’t really think it matters why you have a goal…just that we choose one. I am really hoping that if I can keep my focus on this next month that perhaps some of the other things will fall into place..like my almond issue! I personally need to be accountable to someone else…so I propose to anyone reading this…go grab a coach! Sit down and talk…if you can’t think of a goal…I am absolutely sure that our coaches watch us closely enough to know where each one of us struggles…and then let them ask you, “How do you get there?”
Post it here if you want…and keep each one another accountable….PLEASE keep me accountable!
Let’s come through the winter…stronger or faster or more flexible together.
PS…Did you do your 6 burpees today?