A Year to Avoid Cannibals

What do you want to get out of 2013?

I hope you got everything you wanted to out of 2012. Now it’s time to shift our focus to the year ahead of us. What do you want to get out of 2013? Do you know?

I’ve found that the hardest thing in goal designing for many people is deciding what it is they really want. For the purposes of this post lets focus on Goals for inside the gym.

What are you going to accomplish in the gym this year? Are you going to be a bodyweight badass and get Handstand Push-ups and a muscle-up or two? If not, well how much weight are you going to move this year, on the scale or on the bar?

Goal Designing adds an element of structure and direction. When you are clear and specific on what you want to accomplish, you remain focused and motivated. Giving yourself a goal date to aim for, adds another level of focus to your training. BUT, lets be real here. If you are plannning on getting a muscle-up for your valentine but are still working on your first pull-up, we might be aiming a bit to high. If you want muscle ups then set the goal, “I will have muscle-ups by the end of 2013!” Declare it. Scream it so the whole world can hear it, from the Front Door of the gym. Then get your ass inside because we’ve got some work to do.

You want to set big goals, you want to work towards that huge accomplishment. Those goals that will be great to achieve but will also help you enhance your reality today. Think working towards muscle-ups will help your current reality? You bet your ass it will!!! While you are working towards muscle-ups, you’ll be getting stronger and better at every fascet of that movement.

You want to lose 50lbs. OK. Do you think allowing yourself to eat Primal/Paleo foods and drink a lot of water will help your current life? I Do. Once you’re off the nasty sugar cycle, what do you think you can do with the new found energy you have?

Do your goals have a competition in them? CrossFit, Marathon, Adventure Race, Triathalon? I’m not even going to ask the question, I know that training for a competition will improve your current reality, keep you motivated, help you stay focused and most importantly give you something fun to train for.

I remember growing up, there was always movies where a family would be traveling and get lost. The dad, who was usually driving would always swear he knew where he was going, what he was doing and that he knew a short cut. He’d never pull over to get directions, they’d just keep driving and driving never knowing when they would reach their destination. Maybe they’d hit it, maybe they’d end up in a small town with a twisted sheriff and a family that ate people. One thing is for sure though, the journey always took longer than it needed to.

Now they might have known where they were going, but they didn’t know how to get there. When you Goal Design, you figure out where you want to go and how you’re going to get there. If you haven’t already, think about everything you want to attain this year. EVERYTHING. Then, grab one of our Goal Design sheets at the front desk and fill it out. Share it with us so we can help you in anyway we can.

Train Hard. Live Easy.

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