Yes I know, late to the party and only 53 days post new year, but I don’t think it’s ever too late to set some personal goals. Let me say right now, I’m no gym bunny, but I’m no couch potato either. I’m pretty damn proud that I’ve gone from 14st 7lbs to 12st so far. It took me about 3 years to do that but the main thing is that I’ve maintained it ever since and I am now fitter and stronger than ever.
Now it’s time to turn it up a notch. Most people who know me know that I pole dance. I’ve never felt hindered by my weight but I know that if I really want to go from being ‘average’ to ‘awesome’ it’s going to take some serious training. So here in are my goals and how I’m going to go about achieving them!
I started splits training over a year ago now and even managed to get my front splits (see below). Unfortunately due to inconsistency I keep losing them again! So, my goal is to splits train at least 3 times a week and have both solid front and box splits by the end of the year.
I do have a healthy BMI for my height/weight, but I’m right on the borderline. My goal is to lose another stone which would bring me to a very comfortable 11st. But I know from previous experience that too much focus on the end goal can make the journey seem like a slog. You have to set yourself little mini markers along the way. We’re heading into the last week of Feb and my 31st birthday is in 2 weeks. So I’m going to set a mini goal of losing 4 lbs by then. I’ve already bought a new skirt as my reward and incentive and I really don’t want to return it!!
So really all my fitness goals are ultimately aimed at making me a better pole dancer. At the end of last year I did my first public performance (it was so nerve wracking I almost cried beforehand!!) Funny enough I felt amazing afterwards so much so that I’d love to enter some competitions this year (beginner/inter categories of course). So there are a ‘few’ moves that I’m aiming to nail this year just to name a few:
Phew, I guess I better get off the interwebs and get practising!