Focus Areas

Based on my values and taking stock of where I am and what worked and what didn’t I have a better idea of what I need to work on and set some goals for the coming year.  The next big question is where do I want to be physically and that is a good question.

If you recall the whole reason I started to get into shape was to be a Functionally Fit Dad to my daughter and pretty much all the workouts I did were to help me basically lift her and any baby gear that I might encounter the first couple months of her life.  She was 8 lb. at birth and now around 12 lb. and I am able to manage everything quite nicely.  But she is going to get bigger and start getting mobile in the coming year and as a result my fitness needs are going to change.  So in order to get a better handle on what I need to do I need to be aware of what her milestones are going to be over the next year.  Using the great and powerful internets and the folks at barycenter here is a list of what we can expect from our daughter this coming year.

She is almost 3 months old and pretty much has been reliant on her mother and me for mobility feeding, and changing.  That meant a lot of lifting of her and sometimes her and her carrier.

We’ll start off with what to expect from about 4 months to 14 months.  To begin with she is not going to be pretty stationary for the next couple of months.

So realistically all I need to do is build on strength for the first half of the year.  But by the end of the year she is probably going to be walking or at the very least crawling so I may need to build in some agility and speed work.

So my main focus areas are going to be:

  1. Core stability
  2. Flexibility
  3. Cardio
  4. Agility
  5. Plus I want to do a better job with Nutrition so that will be another focus area.

Looking at these focus areas I am going to start to layout a basic skeleton structure for my weekly fitness.  But we’ll do that tomorrow.

but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31 HCSB

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