Goals, Goals, Goals
Last January I set some goals for myself as I began to feel better. 6 goals – a few that were pretty simple and a couple that would take some dedication. Looking back, I hit each and every one of those goals and then some.
The goals were as follows:
Learn to love cardio
Get my eating habits back to what they were before my depression
Take a dance class
Get to the gym at least 4 times a week
Reach and surpass my deadlift PR of 190lbs
Compete in a bodybuilding competition before 2016
(click here if you want to read the original post!)
My top 9 posts on Instagram from 2015! Click the image to visit my Instagram page.
I don’t “love” cardio per se… But I definitely don’t hate it anymore! I do cardio without bitching about it and actually kind of enjoy it. It lets me zone out and catch up on my YouTube subscriptions (Heidi Somers!! Sophie P. Fitness!!)
I successfully got my eating back on track about a month after that blog post. Then, my eating got even better with the help of my coach Kim! (More on that in #6)
I signed up for and took about 6 adult hip hop classes with the Tyler Ann School of Dance here in Montreal. I may have sucked at it but I really enjoyed it and had a blast! I’m pretty sure they still offer these classes so check them out if this is on your bucket list.
By starting to work with my coach, Kim, I hit the gym 5 days a week and held myself accountable because my meal plan worked hand in hand with my workout plan. Carb cycling kept me in check since I couldn’t very well skip the gym if I had eaten a leg-day’s worth of carbs!!
The biggest and most difficult goal that I successfully reached this year was competing in my first bodybuilding competition! As I initially wrote, I didn’t compete with the intention of placing. I competed with the intention of making myself proud and inspiring others along the way. And that’s exactly what I did.
So… Now what????
I want to get stronger. I want to expand my fitness horizons. I want to try new things and be happy more often. I want to take care of myself and treat myself with the respect and honor that I deserve. What’s in store?
Hatha yoga teacher training at Happy Tree Yoga beginning towards the end of January
Build muscle alongside great new like-minded friends
Compete again but with the intention of winning some hardware, having defined abs, or both (I’m not picky! Lol)
Continue to hit the gym regularly and eat to fuel my workouts and honour my body
Learn to pole dance
Get my finances in check
Grow my fitness business
Take another vacation (yeah right..)
Enjoy life to the fullest!!
What are YOUR goals for 2016? Whether they are fitness related or not I would love to know. Share with me in the comments below!
Happy New Year, Mitzfits!