Well, I find it almost impossible to achieve anything meaningful without a goal- or several. So here are some of my goals for weight loss, fitness, and strength. Feel free to steal them if they sound good to you.
5k run, followed by a 10k run
100 consecutive push-ups, followed by 150 consecutive push-ups
a dozen one-arm push-ups
A one-arm chin-up (the real thing, not those wimpy grasping your wrist pull-ups)
Body Composition Goals
Excellent Grade Hip to Waist Ratio
Cholesterol below 170 (HDL up 5 points, LDL down 40 points)
Waist: 29 inches
Arms: 15 1/2 inches
40 yard dash time improved by 10%
Ditto for my 60 and 100 yard dash
One Rep Max on Squats, Dead lifts, Shoulder Press, and Bench Press up by 40%
Increase in hang time from the bar by 150%
I’ll post my baselines for these assessments in the coming weeks. Also, it is almost time for me to take my follow up cholesterol test. I am looking forward to seeing how far I’ve come in the last two months.