Lately after finishing certain benchmark and Hero WODs, I’ve found myself saying, “next year I’ll RX this one..” Which turned into me wanting to make a list of goals to work towards and then put it out here, so I can attempt to hold myself accountable.
Next Year I will RX the following WODs:
Murph (okay maybe without the weighted vest)
I also want to continue to work on the following movements, to the point of being able to RX them.
DUs (I can do them, but not when I’m tired. I’d like to be able to do them through an entire WOD)
I want to shoot for the following weights:
Bench (currently 145, I’d like 155 or higher)
Back Squat (currently 265, 300 would be stellar!)
Front Squat (haven’t PRed in awhile, last one was 215, would like 245)
OHS (last PR was 125, would like to go for 150)
Snatch (last PR was 125 or 130, would like 150)
Deadlift (currently 335, would like 350+)
Clean (currently 175, would like 200)
C&J (currently 155, but I know I have more! Would like 200)
Strict Press (currently 115, would like 130)
So we’ll see. These are some pretty lofty goals. And of course there’s my weight, which I’ve pretty much just given up on. It’s like, do I focus on getting healthier and stronger and just be happy with my weight? Or do I try to lean out and hope my strength stays? I don’t know how to do either of those things, honestly. (be happy with my weight, or lean out and keep my strength.)
The only method I know that works is to eat less, and the last time I did that, I suffered a great deal from the lack of energy and strength that resulted. It sounds like excuses, I know. But for me, to eat less to the point where it would make an impact would be to always be starving, and each chicken and vegetables. Plain lettuce, plain chicken, plain broccoli. Only. How badly do I want it? Not that badly.
I also always say that I really need to just do more cardio too. Get my heart pumping, racing. Getting my metabolism jump started has been so difficult. I’m a little faster, a little smaller, and a little stronger, but I’m still the same weight on the scales. I hate it. And for the most part, the same size. If you look at pics of me from last year to this year, they look the same. It’s monumentally frustrating to put this much work into something, only to have no physical, bodily changes. 🙁
So there are my goals. Now I’m frustrated.