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My 2020 New Year’s Resolutions

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While a part of setting new year’s resolutions feels cheesy and being a follower of trends, I’m all about setting goals – regardless of the time of year.

So I just see New Year’s as a reminder to check out my goal list and follow through. I will share 10 of my goals here:

  1. Maintain my weight below 200lbs and continue leaning out towards 10% body fat
  2. Squat 405lbs, Deadlift 475lbs, Bench 345lbs, Curl 135lbs, Shoulder Press 215lbs
  3. Run a mile under 7 minutes, 2 miles under 15 minutes
  4. Train martial arts 3 times a week
  5. Film 3 new instructional courses
  6. Travel to 3 different countries
  7. Learn to Smoke BBQ: Brisket, Lamb Shoulder, Carnitas
  8. Create my own Biltong Beef Jerky
  9. Finish remodeling home: Master Bedroom, Dining Room, Library, Breakfast Nook, Kitchen, Living Room, Garage, Backyard
  10. Host 4 MMA retreats

These are simple, straight forward goals. They have definite end results that are easily understood. None of them require a lot of moving parts – in fact, they all rely solely on me executing the steps – so that makes it much easier to get done.

The top 3 are in progress already, so I just have to keep on doing what I’m doing and I’ll get there.

For 4-6, I will start in the New Year to make that happen. I have a vacation setup in January to a new country, so that takes care of one travel goal. I have several instructional courses mapped out already, I just have to get them filmed.

If you have seen my social media, then you already know I have been smoking meats regularly now since my brother got my a smoker for Christmas. I already have recipes for Lamb Shoulder and Carnitas, and have made them many times without a smoker, so smoking them will be just a small adjustment to add some of that amazing smoke flavor. Brisket will be a new thing though, and from what I have learned so far, is quite a process.

Biltong will be interesting as well. I have been eating it daily now for close to a year, as it’s a great source of protein with no carbs and very low fat. But at this point, I think it’s time I learned how to make it myself and see if I can do it better.

Remodeling is in process as well, but we have a ways to go still (why I postponed the Vegas Retreat). Once we are done though, I will reschedule the Vegas MMA retreats and that should be a lot of fun too.

So there it is. I will comeback to this 6 months from now and give feedback on how I’m doing with these goals.


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Big Al says January 1, 2020

My first goal was to get out of bed before 11:00 this morning. I have now checked it off👍👍. I have a few similar goals. 3 days mma. Lose 35 pounds by Thailand. Take golf lessons. The key I believe is to not overwhelm yourself with fantasy goals keep them realistic

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