The end of 2014 and the first week of 2015 has been hectic. If you’ve noticed there aren’t any recent posts, I apologize… I’ve moved, visited where I moved from for 2 weeks, and now I am back at my new home. Expect some great things to come!

Why you should set goals for 2015

Setting smart goals for 2015 will set you up for success this year.

Going to the gym with no meet, specific PR in mind, or a specific purpose is going to cause you to burn out and run out of steam fast.

Most beginners and some intermediates make the mistake of not planning goals and eventually leads them to fad work outs and even worse, quitting from no results.

Reasons to Set Goals

  • Gives you purpose
  • Motivates you
  • Can be held accountable if you tell others
  • Gives you measurable results
  • Shows whether a certain type of training/diet works or doesn’t work for you

What Types of Goals Should You Choose?

I’m not one to say what type of goals you need to choose, but here are some examples.

  • Lose 40 pounds this year
  • Add 50 pounds to my bench this year
  • Squat 800 by December
  • Run a marathon this summer
  • Improve my conditioning by increasing my aerobic capabilities
  • Become more flexible so I can do the splits by July
  • Add 10 inches to my vertical jump by August
  • Add 8 pounds of muscle by December 31
  • Compete in my first powerlifting meet this year
  • And the list goes on…

Make sure to read the smart goals link I sent above so you can set whatever goal you have in mind and have a chance to achieve it.

What are some of Cutty’s Goals?

I’ve been out on injury, letting my job get the better of me time wise, and just being lazy the last 6 months so I have a bit of catching up to do.

My goals inside of the gym:

  • Get back to my working weights by March
  • Add 50/20/50 to my lifts by the end of the year
  • Add 25 to my overhead press
  • Improve conditioning (3 floor moving has shown me how poor my conditioning has become since not training)
  • Lose a bit of fat
  • Improve flexibility in bad ankle I’ve had surgery on
  • Rehab knee
  • Improve flexibility all over to fix imbalances and posture from sitting all day

Goals outside of the gym:

  • Launch multiple projects including a few more fitness related websites
  • Build clients for my professional social media presence business to eventually turn it into my full-time income machine
  • Triple views and reader base on Cutty Strength by end of year – (Lofty goal)
  • Get 1000 subscribers on my new monthly mailing list – (This is a lofty one)
  • Obtain a few full-time writers to help me on Cutty Strength
  • The list is large…

Setting goals for all aspects of your life is going to give you the best chance to achieve all of them.

If you only have goals for in the gym, your personal life is going to suffer. The same goes if you set only personal goals and go to the gym with no focus.

Conclusion

This post wasn’t meant to be a ground breaking article, but I wanted to get back into the groove of writing and give you guys an update on where I’m at and what’s to come.

I want 2015 to be the best year for you all and I want to be there to help you as much as I can.

Be held accountable and share some of your goals below!