New Year’s Resolutions: Progress Check!

While many of you are thinking that this is the time on the calendar to be making resolutions for the New Year, perhaps you should first look back instead at what your resolutions were LAST year.  I know many of you set goals for 2011 in the gym, but have you taken the time to reflect back and see whether or not you achieved all of them?  Before making setting your new goals for 2012, take time to check progress, proclaim successes, and analyze failures.

Did you achieve your goals?  If so, which ones?  Did you exceed or simply maintain your own expectations? What could you have done better?  What worked well?  What should you have done differently now that you have the advantage of hindsight?

Take the time to write these questions down and answer them for yourself.  First order of business is to make sure to give yourself a pat on the back and toast any achievements or accomplishments that you made.  Celebrate your successes, and take time to be present in that moment and acknowledge the road lined with hard work, sweat and tears that you just came down. It was hard, but you did it!

Then, after you’ve finished feeling proud of yourself, take some time to get real.  Be honest with yourself about the realistic expectations for the year to come.  Cut out the fluffy self-denial in which you say you will do things that you know deep down you NEVER WILL.  Make a goal that you can hold yourself accountable to achieving.  Create S.M.A.R.T. Goals: make them Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.

Perhaps share your goals with friends or Coaches.  Allow others to help keep you accountable for the hard work that your goal will take.  Then put your head down, grit your teeth, and embrace 2012 with all the possibilities it holds for you!

Good luck to everyone as we embark on another wonderful year of milestones and achievement!

Class Schedule:

  • 7:00am
  • 9:30am
  • 5:30pm
  • All other classes cancelled


Today’s Workout:

Buy In – Coach led dynamic warmup

WOD -“Sasquatch”

21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps of:

  • Sumo Deadlift High Pull 55/75lbs
  • Push press 55/75lbs

Zone 3 – scale reps to 21-12-9

Zone 2 – scale bar to 35/55lbs

Zone 1 – scale as needed


Tabata Row for lowest metres

Cash Out – MWOD 39

Test: Receiving Position in the Snatch
Mwod: 2-3 minutes up against the wall groin beat down
2 min each leg psoas hip hinge
2 min each leg calf stretch
Re-test: Schnatch!

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