Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe, but another year has gone by and here we are again. It’s time to take stock and make some new fitness goals for 2018. I did okay last year, but it could always be better. Fitness is really tough if you’re not focused.
First, let’s see how I did with my New Year resolutions last year.
1. Average 7,000 steps per day – Yes!
Oh wow, I barely made it over the finish line at 7,096 steps per day. Those winter months really brought the average down. I couldn’t get January 2017 on this page, but it was similar to December. It’s tough to get out when it’s cold and rainy. I’ll take the win, but I’ll need to figure out how to improve this year.
I use the Garmin Vivofit to track my steps. It’s awesome. It’s waterproof and there is no need to recharge. Get one if you want to track your steps.
2. Pull up 15 times in a row – Yes!
What! I thought the goal was 20. I was aiming for 20 when I hurt my elbows. Check this out!
I made it to 19 in June, but didn’t make any progress after that. I overdid it and hurt my elbows. Now, I just do about 12 pull ups and call it good. All in all, it was a good experience. It’s too bad I didn’t make it to 20. I’ll call this one a win.
3. Exercise when the kid went to school – Yes!
I did pretty well here. I didn’t keep track, but I think it’s around 90%. The problem is that he’s out of school a lot. I don’t think I can improve anymore unless I set up a home gym. This isn’t possible at our condo, but we may move pretty soon. We’ll see how it goes this year.
Woo hoo! I did pretty well in 2017. Good job! Now, let get going with 2018.
2018 New Year resolutions
I know these goals may seem too easy, but they’re tough for me. Fitness really isn’t my thing.
- Average 7,500 steps per day. That’s 500 increase from last year. I’ll just have to be more active in the winter and it should work.
- Keep my weight stable. It’s 137.8 lbs on 1/1/18. Ideally, I’d like to get it down to 136 in the summer. It’s okay to have a little fat in the winter.
- Blog once per month. Blogging about personal finance is so much easier for me. Fitness really isn’t my passion, but I need to blog once per month to keep track of my progress.
- Monthly challenge – work out 18 times in January. I’ll have different fitness challenge every month.
Alright, that’s it for now. Next time, I’ll go over my work out plan for each quarter of the year and come up with a new monthly challenge.
Do you have any fitness resolutions for 2018?