2014 was a good year for my personal fitness. I had three goals, two of which I did really well on. The third, well, not so much. Here’s a look at the my goals for 2014 and my plans for 2015.
My goal for 2014 was to put in 160 days at the gym. I went 177 days, so I succeeded here.
Since 2014 went well, I decided to up the difficulty for 2015. This year’s goal is to make it to the gym 175 days. So as long as I maintain the pace I set last year, I should do fine.
My goal for 2014 was to walk 650 miles. I logged nearly 785 miles for the year. Given I did 660 miles in 2013, I was surprised by how much I exceeded the goal.
In addition, I also made it on quite a few long bike rides last year. I rode the Ojai Valley Trail, the Marvin Braude Bike Trail, the Pacific Coast Bike Route, and rode to The Rock twice. Combined with riding my bike to work during the summer, I logged over 1,000 miles in Runkeeper.
The goal for 2015 is to hit 700 miles walking. I am going to break it up into four segments of 175 miles per calendar quarter in order to keep myself on track.
I’m also going to add another goal to log over 1,000 miles for the year. It’s going to require me to keep up with my cycling to fill-in what I don’t do walking.
I was hovering around the 170lb mark entering 2014. My goal for the year was to get below 165. I knew I would have to eat better to hit my target weight, so I set a goal to eat better in 2014. I failed.
“Eating better” wasn’t a good goal as it wasn’t specific or measurable. So I need to make some adjustments in 2015 to improve my eating habits.
Entering 2015, I’m just above 165lb in weight. My goal is to consistently stay in the range of 160-165lbs throughout the year. As I mentioned above, it is going to require eating better, but that isn’t a good goal.
So for this year, my goal is to cut-out added sugar whenever possible. I am going to be a lot more diligent about reading food labels, especially ingredients, in order to reduce my sugar intake as much as possible. That doesn’t mean I won’t have the occasional piece of chocolate, cookie, scoop of ice cream, or slice of pie, but I want to be a lot more cognizant about what I’m eating. Cutting out sugar is something that is a lot more actionable than just eating better. Plus, I can use the goal as a benchmark to see if it helps me to improve and control my weight.
2014 was a good year, and writing down my fitness goals certainly helped. Now that I’ve documented them for 2015, it’s time to get after it!