One of the things I love about my CrossFit gym is the sense of community and support it provides. Everyone wants to see each other get better, faster and stronger. This month, we’re focusing on personal monthly goals. In the past, I would make vague, long term goals that were hard to measure. For example, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to eat 80% Paleo. I think this is a great goal, but at the end of the year, how can you measure your success?
For our goals this month, our trainer required us to use the S.M.A.R.T method. These letters stand for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. When creating a goal, it’s important to make sure it satisfies ALL of these requirements. If you have a specific goal, let’s say to run a half marathon in a month, but haven’t run a day in your life, I would say it’s probably not realistic.
This month my goal is to get a strict pull-up. Currently, I can get about half way up. I know if I practice a couple times a week and focus on my back strength, it will be possible. A couple of the girls have them at the gym and look so bad ass. I want to look bad ass too!
Now that my goal is out there, there is no turning back. Uh ohh! I am accountable to all you guys! Anyone else have goals for the month of April?
Let’s all help each other achieve something great this month.