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6'oclock looking fit and happy!

6’oclock looking fit and happy!

t’s a new year. Time for everyone to set new goals, wipe the slate clean and start again. It’s our annual “do over”. We take all of those unachieved goals from last year and toss them out. We take all of those unrealized dreams and wishes and toss those out too. And then you make new ones. Brand new shiny promises to yourself. Except that when you really examine them, they are the same old warn out promises from the years past. It’s recycling for the soul, right? Wrong. It’s next years heartbreak, frustration and disillusionment. Everyone tells you to shoot for the stars – which sounds fabulous. But what if all you have at your disposal is a water rocket? And that goal you set requires an intercontinental ballistic missile? You are going to miss. And you will miss BIG. This year, look long and hard at what you want to achieve. Be realistic. Be honest. Set goals that you are willing to put the work in for. Set small ones. Achieve those then set some more. Have a plan on how to get there and go. If the path begins to look a little worn and weary, blaze a new one. Go left instead of right just this one time. And forgive yourself for all of your old goals, promises and dreams that just didn’t make it. Bury them and move on. Last year you promised yourself you would exercise more and eat more healthfully. And at the end of the year, you were a mess. Why? Because the goals you set were broad and overwhelming. This time, set a goal for a month. Go to the gym 2 days a week. Eat out 2 times a week instead of 3. Do it for a month. Achieve it. Then set a new goal and achieve that. Build some confidence in your ability to achieve and pretty soon you won’t have to worry about a “do over”. You won’t need one because you will have already done it.

STRENGTH

10 min EMOM
1 power clean + 1 split jerk
(start @ 60% – move up each min/2)

WOD

15.1 A
9 min AMRAP
5 T2B
10 Deadlift (95/75)
5 Snatches (95/75)

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