After Friday’s post and my badgering exercise and over exercisers everywhere, I thought I’d share with you what my future fitness goals are. Because as much as I need to give up some exercise, I also want to keep my habit of daily exercise WELL into my 90s. Yes, I will be that little old lady you see in water aerobics.
As long as I can, I will MOVE. It’s what our bodies were created for.
This post happens to coincide with our fitmixer Ambassador prompt for the month of September – we were asked to name off our fitness goals and create a plan for achieving them. I love the second part of this assignment, as I think it’s easy for us to make goals and quite hard to actually make a plan of attack to accomplish said goals. Lists also happen to be my forte.
When I gave this assignment some thought, I knew that I wanted to focus on one thing in particular – CROSSFIT.
After watching the Crossfit games and reading more and more (and more) about it, I became inspired to actually TRY a couple of the WODs (workout of the days). I simply visit Crossfit.com and take the WOD and adapt it to my gym. For instance, we don’t have a rings to perform dips on, so I created my own unstable dip station by using two Olympic bars on the squat rack (see picture below – lower right). It works. I’ve been able to do pretty much everything, aside from rope climbs (and that’s ok by me!).
My very first WOD was Elizabeth.
It nearly killed me.
I loved it.
Since then, I’ve completed at least one Crossfit WOD per week (usually two) and I’m finding that, while I’m strong and fit, there are a few Crossfit exercises that I can’t do or would like to be better at.
Fall Fitness Goals:
1. Complete 5 Handstand Pushups in a Row.
This particular skill isn’t called upon all that much, but I really want to get better! I can do ONE handstand pushup right now and then I fall flat on my face, er, top of my head. I want to string 5 together and THEN fall flat on my face.
Plan of attack: Practice these before bed every night. In the corner of the kitchen. Like a boss.
2. Learn to Kip.
This will be the biggest challenge BY FAR! I’ve tried to kip since July and simply can’t get the right rhythm down. My body just does not want to move that way.
Here’s what it’s supposed to look like:
Mine look nothing like this. I can actually do 5 consecutive REAL pullups, but cannot kip! Grr….
Plan of attack: Continue to work on these by myself and ask for more help from another trainer who can do them. Work on making the “C” first.
3. Complete 10 Double Unders in a Row.
To be honest, I haven’t even TRIED to do a double under! We don’t have the best jump ropes at the gym – something I’m currently trying to fix – so I think I just need proper equipment to do these. Crossfit folk – are these particularly hard?
Plan of attack: As soon as the new jump ropes come in, practice these any time that my clients are doing jumping jacks in the training room (so, often!).
So those are my goals. I’m giving myself this entire season to complete them, as the last thing I want to do is set myself up for failure. These goals will be challenging, but doable!
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QUESTION: What are your current fitness goals??