My 2014 goals were all within reach at one point last year. Strange thing is, the goal I thought would be hardest I reached, as well as the goal I thought would be easiest.
It was that medium difficulty one that I failed at.
I reached my 20,000 push up and squat goal on 12/19. I took a break after that. And promptly got a cold.
I don't know if there was any causality involved. But that is not the first time that has happened. Need another reason to exercise? That one alone convinces me.
However, I have noticed I am aging. I find myself struggling to do as many reps as I could a few years ago. But maybe it's just that injury to my R shoulder in 2013 that set me back, and I've just never recovered fully in strength.
I did get back to pull ups and chin ups
I was able to read a chapter a day in my ESV Bible.
So I discovered if you do that and start at Genesis, you can only make it to the end of 1 Chronicles by the end of the year.
I actually read about 4 more chapters than I set as my goal.
And I won't finish the Bible this year either. In fact, I won't be out of the Old Testament, but will be getting close. Man, there are a lot of chapters to read.
I'll hit the Psalms soon, and I'm not sure how I'm going to do them, because I'll do more than 1 Psalm a day I'm sure.
Alas, the blogging was my downfall. I had set a 200 post goal for 2014. I came in at just under 100.
Not that there wasn't plenty to blog about. I just found myself too tired from the cares of this world most of the days the past 6 months to put in the extra effort.
The other factor why I didn't make it was I have transitioned the majority of my internet time to an iPad. Which for some reason or another does not work well with Blogger. It's cumbersome to post.
So I usually wait until I get on my laptop to make a post. Which is sometimes days.
For that reason, and the other cited above, I've adjusted my goals for this year.
A chapter a day reading ESV.
20,000 push ups/sqats/pullups.
100 blog posts.
Happy New Year!