So My goals finally
first, starting point: 100 kg/ 220 lbs, mediocre cardio/strength, stiff as a board
Goal 1: Improve flexibility
Goal 2: 80 kg/175 lbs (I'm 1.93 m / 6'3") and I have been as low as 77 kg before, I'd be good with 85 kg as well, but I'll set to goal to 80. (mainly out of vanity, I have no health issues and I'm probably just slightly above the upper bound "ideal" weight range according to my BMI.
Goal 3: Strengthen joints/core (functional strength)
Goal 4: Improve cardio, I'm ok right now I mean I can walk hours without getting tired and could run if needed be, I also can play football or volleyball for the standard game length although struggling a bit at the end hehehe In summary I want to be a bit more athletic
Goal 5: Restart my team sports once I'm done with the strengthening
Basically they are the same goals as last year, which means I did not improve but did not get worse either, what is going to change is the approach, the priorities of my goals and the fact that I am no longer forced to comply with a working schedule.
For goal #1 I've been looking into focused flexibility and might give it a try, at least until I'm flexible enough to be comfortable with the basic yoga positions and then either switch completely to yoga or keep a mix of both. I'm open to suggestions in this area as well (Stomp I'm looking at you
For goal #2 I plan on walking to work (5 km) at least a couple of times a week, I'd say every week but I want to be realistic, specially with the **** weather in here, I think that should be enough to get me going down in weight, with my diet I eat relatively well, and I'm not really planning on changing it. For me food is a pleasure and I like the way it is, and as long as I'm healthy I'm happy
For goal #3 it is where I will most likely struggle the most, my plan is simply starting with planks for core, and trying to strengthen my ankles and knees for barefoot running/football/volleyball. Problem last year was that I got a couple of injuries but I'm sure I could have prevented it had my joints been stronger. In addition I'll go to my physio for the shoulder to get that fixed once as for all or at least to improve it
For goal #4 this goes hand in hand with the walking and once my joints are stronger with barefoot running, this one is simple
For goal #5 this would be basically the result of all the rest, since specially volleyball require flexibility, joint strength and core strength but I'll leave it for after I have accomplished goal 3 (minimum)
So, wish me luck
Edited by amunera, 12 January 2017 - 02:14 PM.