Today is my 28th birthday (happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me :)), and as such, I thought it would be a perfect time to come up with some goals, see where I am on current goals. So here are my current numbers and where I am hoping to be:
GOAL, BY END OF THIS YEAR (DEC 31):
BENCH: 65 POUNDS
110 POUNDS (Doubling my recent 55 pounds)
SQUAT: ~95 POUNDS
DEADLIFT: 70-75 POUNDS
CLEAN/PRESS: 30 POUNDS
CURL: 25 POUNDS
TRICEP: 20 POUNDS (Behind Head)
LAT PULLDOWN: 75 POUNDS
160-170 POUNDS (Or be able to do pull-ups without weight assist)
PUSUPS: 0 PROPER (I am working off the wall currently)
Running: 3 Laps around park (without stopping), which equals ~.60 miles
10 laps without stopping, which equals ~2.1 miles
So these are my goals for the end of the year. I also started thinking last week about goals for by my 29th birthday, but all I could come up with was “Run 10 miles (or more)”. It “bothered” me for a bit that I couldn’t think of anything else, but as I thought on it more and more, I think, maybe that’s a good thing. I could list high numbers for goals for weightlifting, but as I am trying to get, and maintain, lean muscle (as opposed to “bulking up”), there would not be much point to that. Plus, it’s hard to predict where one will be in a year, so by not defining anything other than a running goal (that should be achievable), it gives me leeway to define goals as I see where I’m at. It also helps to not set me up for failure or disappointment—since there are few things more disheartening than to set a goal and fail to make it.
Those are my goals for fitness, but what about finances? Well, those numbers haven’t changed much since my starting post where I said where I was, mostly because I haven’t done anything with it (fixing my automation, setting up an IRA, etc.) so that will definitely be a task to take care of right away. (I can’t become a millionaire if I am not working on it!) As for actual goals, since it is hard to define, I don’t have many. I would, however, like to see our savings at $10,000 minimum (between all accounts), or at least on a path to be there by the end of NEXT year, and to see our 401(k)/IRA and other investment accounts growing. I can’t control how those accounts grow (other than what I put into them), so I am not even going to try to quantify it with a number, but as long as they are growing, we’re headed in the right direction.