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Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Goal without a Plan is just a Wish

The past few months for me have been crazy busy and I have never felt so scattered and out of sorts. Don't get me wrong, some incredibly amazing things have happened. I competed in Garage Games One in the RX division (my first), I completed my CrossFit Gymnastic Cert, organized my first fundraiser, WODism for Autism, and my gym just moved into a brand new location that is twice the size of our old one because we have grown so much. See? Really great things!
Looking at this list, I see so many things I can mark off of my goal "check-list" and that's good, right? Of course! So why do I feel so disorganized?
I have blogged before about the importance of making goals and I have discovered that, for me, the hardest part of having a goal is the plan you make to get there.
 I am so ADD and I am a procrastinator. This is a fact. I am also, for the most part, my own coach. When it comes to programming, I am the one who programs it.
Yes, I workout with the 8:30 class and Coach Mark programs that class. That has been my "unknowable", but for the rest of my training, it is up to me.
Over the past few months during this crazy time, my training has had no rhyme or reason.
Why? Because I haven't given myself the time to sit down and make a program just for me.
For example, I went into the gym Friday planning on working on 1RM Split Jerks and Snatches during Open Gym, but I was easily distracted and found myself watching, helping and coaching the other people in the gym instead of working on what I needed to.
Yes, I worked on my Split Jerk but I never even got to the Snatches.
My plan.
I find that the days that I have already planned out what I will be working on a day or two in advance, I get it all done. The days I struggle are the days I decide to come in and "work on" something or walk in with no plan.
The procrastination becomes a factor when it comes to my planning. I am a mother of 3 boys and they keep me hopping. All day long as I am running errands, cooking, working or WODing, I am thinking "I need to do this, I need to do that." But when I finally have the time to sit down and do what I have been thinking of all day, I am pooped! Excuses? Maybe. But it is what it is.
I have blogged about my goals before but what I haven't blogged about was my plan to get there.
Tonight I plan on sitting down and creating my plan, my program for the next 3 months.
I will blog about it later this week but what I am focusing on is sticking with the same program for 3 months. This may be difficult for me because I get bored so easily but I accept the challenge!
I am ready to get stronger!
I am ready to get faster!
I am ready to be better!
And I am making a plan to do just that.

1 comment:

  1. I found during marathon training, if I made a plan for the week and just made sure I got it in, in no particular order, I was most successful. as far as strength...i struggle outside of the class environment but have put yoga in the line-up. My suggestion for the gym...put on headphones. Others will get the idea, even if you aren't listening to music.