As I’m sure many of you have seen by now we have a new goals board up by the water fountain. While admittedly it could use some sprucing up (aka girl handwriting and colored markers), hopefully this will be a useful tool in helping you crush some PR’s and hop on board the #gainztrain.
A few notes on how we’ll use this:
The goals board will be used for short term goals- goals you want to achieve within the next month. Long term goals are awesome and you should absolutely be setting them, but improving your fitness and building your strength and conditioning is a path of incremental progress, and while most people don’t have a hard time setting long term goals (make it to regionals, achieve a 2.5x bodyweight squat, look great naked) the short term goals are the ones that will eventually add up to create those major achievements (make it to CrossFit 3x/week, get in extra lower body accessory work after each class, keep a food journal). At the start of every month we’ll wipe the slate clean, the challenge for you will be to achieve any goals you set within that time span and similarly to set smart goals that you CAN achieve within a month. Coupled with the Goals board is our Accomplishments boards- ideally at the end of the month you’ll be moving any goals you set up at the start to the month over to the accomplishments column. The accomplishments board isn’t just for these goals though, please write up any other major achievements you have in class, like doing Fran for the first time RX, a deadlift PR, etc.
A major thing to think about in using the goals board (and a great skill to have in general) is figuring out what goals to set and how. In choosing goals for yourself I want you to consider a few important things:
A few goal ideas to get you started:
The possibilities really are vast, and there’s no limit to how many goals you can set per month but keep in mind you should be able to realistically achieve all those goals in a month. If you have any questions on how to set goals or have big long term goals that you’re having a hard time breaking down into bite-size chunks please reach out to me or one of your other coaches and we’ll get you squared up.
So get those creative juices flowing, I know we’re a few days into October already but that just means you’ll have to kick in into gear that much faster. Shake up your routine and bust through some plateaus, the #gainztrain waits for no (wo)man.