The “M” In S.M.A.R.T. Goals
Finally, today is the day! Day 1 of 90-days of P90X3!
When I originally started thinking about this post my plan was to talk about the “M” in S.M.A.R.T. goals and using a baseline to measure progress. I’m still going to talk about that but, as Day 1 got closer and I started planning my meals, taking measurements and doing the fit test I realize there was more going on than pounds, inches, and reps. As I’ve mentioned before there were a few rough months in 2013 with an extraordinary amount of stress that I didn’t handle very well, forced limitations by being injured, unable to run and just an overall feeling of unhappiness. It all caught up with me in how I looked and more importantly how I felt.
In all of that I somehow lost sight of what makes me happy. Chad has said, more times than I can count,
“you’re happiest when you’re doing P90X.”
Whether it’s the original P90X or X2 he’s right and the timing of the release of P90X3 could not have been more perfect. With the exception of when I am with my family, I can’t remember the last time I smiled and laughed as much as I did yesterday when I was doing the X3 fit test. A feeling I can’t really explain. It just felt right.
So, enough talking about feelings. I’m a data and research person and using numbers to measure progress is part of the fun for me. It’s concrete. You either improve or you don’t. Nothing ambiguous about it.
This is where I’m starting:
Pull Ups – 1/4 in
Vertical Leap – 5.2 ins
Push Ups – 23
Toe Touch (flexibility) – +6 ins
Wall Squat – 2:30
Bicep Curls – 12# 22 reps
Crunchy Frog – 35 (I realized last night right before I went to sleep I was supposed to do In and Outs. Not Crunchy Frog. Crunchy Frog will have to do.)
Weight: 110 lbs
Chest: 34 ins
Waist: 25 ins
Hips: 35.5 ins
Right Thigh: 22 ins
Left Thigh: 22 ins
Right Bicep: 11.25 ins
Left Bicep: 11 ins
I don’t know where the numbers will end. I DO know that I will give this 100%. I DO know I will do more of what makes me happy. I DO know I will smile and laugh more often!