2019 Year in Review
It really does seem like the start of 2019 was just a minute ago…yet here I am the early part of December already…holy smokes!
So I’ll start my year in review by taking a look at my intentions for 2019
- 250 training sessions
- 36 non structured training
- 200 accessory sessions
- 200 ROMWOD sessions
- 12 “Meet Yourself Saturday” WOD
- Post WOD Shake
- Salt, lemon water
- 20 meal prepped meals per week
- 3-Day Fast once per quarter
- “Off the grid” once every 2 months
- 260 IR Sauna sessions
- 30 minutes a day with the pups
- 30 minutes a day writing
- 50 coffee dates
- 10 times, not more than 2 drinks
…that looks like a lot, right? Here’s what I ended up tracking…
…not really any of it throughout the year…
So…does that mean that 2019 was a waste then??
Nope, not even close!
2019 In Review
Looking back, I had really great intentions to build habits… A number of the goals that I’d set have become basically automatic (post workout shake; salt, lemon water; meal prep…) and some goals I didn’t have a strong enough ‘why’ behind them and they just didn’t stick (accessory sessions; IR sauna sessions; coffee dates).
2019 was also a tremendous year of unexpected growth; the numbers that I didn’t hit or track were eclipsed by goals and transformations that I’d never even considered, and honestly it’s put me in a position to set better goals.
And what do “better goals” look like?
What I plan on doing for 2020 is picking 1 Habit and 1 Experience and setting my intentions on that 1 for an entire month…then choosing another habit to focus on for the following month, then so on and so forth…ideally building 12 habits throughout the year and having 12 experiences by the end of the year.
So what is my Habit and Experience for January 2020?
Habit: ROMWOD 5 times a week
Experience: Spending 3 days in Denver
How about February through December?
Learning from last year, I’m going to set my February Habit and Experience in January…my focus may change throughout the year and I want to give myself the freedom to adapt on the fly.
As a recovering “box checker” I’m excited to give this goal setting process a shot!
Cheers to a 2020 filled with Limitless Color!
Sarah Skedsvold is a coach at CrossFit Icehouse. She’s committed to turning workouts into play and bolstering CrossFit Icehouse’s charge to “Build Everyday Athletes”. In her spare time she is in a constant search the absolutely perfect personal planner and calendar.