So, the new year is finally here! I hope you, dear reader, have had an amazing start to 2016 already! Mine’s already had some ups and downs, but I’m looking forward to all of the fun adventures that’ll take place over the next 365 days!
In the past, I’d start every year with a resolution, and, as for many people, these resolutions would last a day or two, and then life would continue on as usual. Every year, my resolution sounded something like this: “This year, I’ll do whatever it takes to lose X pounds.” Sound familiar? I know I’m not alone in this!
This year, I’ve again made goals, but this time, they have to do with different kinds of numbers. Instead of being concerned with the number on the scale, my goals this year involve the weight I lift. (Although I would like to compete one weight class down, which means I’ll have to drop about five pounds over the next five months. But if my body fights me too hard on this, it won’t be the end of the world if I have to stay in my current weight class! It’s not the priority, as long as I’m getting stronger!) In a nutshell, here are my powerlifting goals for the year:
Achieving these goals involves adding about 20-25 kg to each of my main lifts. Lofty? Maybe, but the fun is in the challenge! (Actually, my deadlift goal actually seems a bit conservative…but I’ll adjust as needed!)