Many people across the globe have made or are making resolutions to improve themselves in some way in 2012.  Goal setting is certainly a big part of what we do here, so I poked around the internet a little, looking for more info on New Year’s Resolutions.  I’m not in the habit of believing everything I read on the internet, especially statistics, but what I found on the Wikipedia page for New Year’s Resolutions echoed sentiments seen elsewhere.

The article referenced a study that found 52% of its participants confident in achieving their goals, but only 12% were actually successful.  No doubt with so many people setting so many goals some are bound to fall short, but really it’s gotten to the point that the New Year’s Resolution is almost a running joke (This is going to be the year I finally…).  What surprised me though is that only about half the participants in this study were confident in their success.  How can you make a resolution that you don’t believe you can achieve?

An interesting distinction was made earlier in the article, this is a goal to strive for, not a New Year’s Wish.  Ideally the resolution is challenging, but attainable.  The article also sighted another study that found making goals in smaller steps, with specific and measurable pieces, as well as publicly stating them, and having the support of friends to be helpful in their fulfillment.  We have all that here, an encouraging community, and measurable, observable, repeatable results.  I personally prefer to continually set and go after goals, rather than making them based on an arbitrary date on the calendar, but if you happen to be setting a goal for the new year, make it specific, measurable, and challenging.  Believe in yourself, and you’ll have the belief of your CrossFit Fenway Family behind you too.

January 4, 2012
Deadlift 5-5-5-5-5

3 Rounds:
20 Front Squats (45kg/30kg)
20 Kettlebell Swings (24kg/16kg)
500m Row

22 thoughts on “Resolutions”

  1. DL: 80kg
    WOD: 13:58 w/ 30kg FSquats, 16kg KB. The rows went really well mostly due to Erika’s coaching last week.

    Nice job 5:30a! Especially given how cold it was in the box. I liked the heated kettlebell trick.

  2. DL: 130 – 5 rep PR
    WOD: 17:23 Rx

    I was still pretty sore from the workout yesterday before I even started today. WOD felt terrible. Worse that I’ve felt from a WOD for some time.

  3. deadlift: 70kg – 5 rep PR
    wod: 18:00 Rx

    the deadlifts felt great, wish i could say the same for the wod! good work 5:30.

    1. NICE KP! Really making me work to try and catch your deadlift. This whole moving target thing is ruining my plans for deadlift domination. Yayyyy KP! 🙂

  4. DL: 75kg – 5rep PR
    WOD: 23:57Rx

    It took me FOREVER and almost killed me – I couldn’t seem to keep my breathing under control, but I’ll be damned if I give up on my second Rx ever!!!! It payed off in the end, but I feel brutalized – with a smile.

  5. DL: 125KG (5 rep PR–way, way excited about the improvement!)

    WOD: 16:57RX (this was sneaky hard…the second round took me forevah)

  6. Storrow drive gridlock forcing me to miss one of my favorite WODs… 100% not ok!

    My resolution: dragging myself across the street for 6 am WODs starting next week… 100% must happen!

  7. DL: 130kg – Not a PR, but the work on DL form has been paying off lately.
    WOD: 18:00rx
    Felt dead after the second set of squats. The whole getting up in the morning for work is really cutting into the sleep schedule.

  8. DL — 97kg, 5rep PR

    WOD — 15:25Rx…please can we have someone stand next to me with a Taser during the next WOD with rowing?

    My resolution is to spend at LEAST 15 minutes a day on mobility.

  9. DL: 130kg
    WOD: 17:03 (or maybe :05?) rx
    I’m pretty happy with that considering my lower back started seizing up right at the beginning of round 3. half way through the front squats I thought I might have to stop…but found my inner strength (formerly known as my ego)

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