Making Fitness Goals for 2016

Making Fitness Goals for 2016

This isn’t another weight-loss new year’s resolution blog post. I’m not trying the shed pounds in 2016.

Instead, I’m looking at a broader focus: my fitness.

In 2016 I want to get stronger. I don’t want to struggle when doing yard work or home improvement projects. I want to be able to lift my aging dogs (80 lbs. and 100 lbs.) onto the bed at night with ease. I don’t want to feel weak.

Since I’ve started doing yoga, my physical strength has increased immensely. But, there’s always room to improve.

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In 2016 I’d like to focus on my upper body strength. This means I need to dive into all the poses that focus on shoulder, back and arm strength such as downward facing dog, planking and inversions.

I dream of the day I can do a scorpion pose.

I also want to increase my time on the mat. I adore my group classes at the gym and my rare at-home full practices. But, I am going to try to sneak smaller 10-minute sessions in on lunch breaks, before I get going for the day and before bedtime. (Please help keep me accountable!)

What are your fitness or yoga-related goals for 2016?

And do you have any suggestions for me so I can increase my upper body strength and mat time?

Until next time,
Choose healthy!

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