Okay, so last year, I made up some goals for the year, and I periodically tracked them. Some I achieved, some I did not.
So here's my 2015 goals and plans.
1) Increase seminar attendance
|I get to do this to complete strangers!|
Yes, I go to every MAPA Gathering (there will be four this year) but this year I need to get to at least one Modern Arnis seminar with people I have not trained a ton with before, and I'd like to get to at least one Small Circle Jujitsu seminar. So theoretically, that's a goal of six seminars at a minimum this year.
2) Back to Basics
|Sumbrada, sumbrada, sumbrada.|
I need to spend more time practicing basics and smooth motion in everything I do. To that end, I will add one practice a week on such things.
3) Meet My Weight Loss Goal
|They'll be stuck with just calling me ugly.|
As I've noted, I had some underlying health issues that impeded my ability to lose weight. I have that addressed now, and I'm on an eating plan that works for me on many levels, so I'm going to stick to it. By the end of the year, I will meet my goal and will have lost four dress sizes.
4) Continue At the Gym
|I have no pics of me working out. I'll remedy that someday.|
The reason I work out is not weight loss - that's what diet is about - it's to increase my strength. When I hit you, you will know you got hit! I am investigating a different weight training regimen that only requires twice a week workouts (versus the three I do now) and I'll try it out and see how it goes. In any case, I'll continue to be a regular at the gym.
5) Start Kobudo
No pics of me with Bo either - YET.
This month is my first class in a two-and-a-half year program to earn a black belt in Kobudo with A-KATO. The program includes the bo, tonfa, nunchaku and sai. The first weapon is Bo. I am hoping I can learn to love it as much as so many people I know do (it's just so darn big, and I am so darn short).
Compared to last year, this doesn't seem like a lot, but I think I was overly ambitious last year.
For this blog, I hope to reach 65,000 views for the year. I will keep up the ambitious posting schedule, and I'd like to find additional guest bloggers - if you or someone you know have a hot martial arts topic they'd like to publish here, please do contact me! Thanks!
So what are your goals and plans for the year? I'd love to know!