Thursday, December 29, 2011


I have decided that 2012 is going to be the best and strongest year yet, provided the end of the Mayan calendar simply means it was time for the Mayans to buy a new calendar, as opposed to the end of the world.  But hell, even if it is the end of the world, I plan to be one of those growly, sweaty, ash-covered-yet-healthy-and-muscular people who crawls out of the rubble and bravely forges a new life out of the remains.

In 2011, I had set the following goals for 2012:

-surpass a 200lb. deadlift-- DONE!  I hit 215 last week!  :-D  

-press the 24kg bell -- I am making progress towards this goal, but haven't hit it yet.  Right now, I can get the 24kg up about halfway.  I did, however, press the 20kg bell, which I have been trying to do for about two years now!

-pullup with 20kg -- Again, this is something I've made a lot of progress towards, but have not done fully yet.  I can pull about halfway with the 20kg at this point.  (Seems to be a pattern here!)

-master that damn handstand-- I am sorry to say, this was not something I spent much time on this year.  I got very wrapped up in my other goals, and this one fell to the wayside.  It's been on my goals list just about every year for the last several years, but I never seem to work on it.  I should probably either come up with an attack plan for this one, or leave it alone for now.

-pass CK-FMS--  I still have a video portion to send in for CK-FMS (which I will hopefully get done this week), but I did get my FMS cert.  :)

-pass RKCII-- DONE!!


My health and fitness goals for 2012 are as follows:

-Press that darn 24kg.
-Deadlift 250lb minimum.
-20kg pullup.
-Finish and publish my cookbook and my other book!
-Easily bend the Iron Mind white nail (or better!)
-Scroll the 3/8" x 3/4" x 30" (or better!) bar
-Tear a stack of at least 25 high-quality playing cards in half
-Consistently tear at least 500 pages of phone book
-Roll a frying pan

Lofty... but doable.  :)

What are your goals for 2012?  Make them specific-- the more specific, the better.  Let's see how we progress!

Here's to a strong, happy, healthy, and non-apocalyptic 2012.  :)

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