Deadline: December 31, 2017
This is the first project I formally structure in this way, and I am hoping that this new format of projects and goal creation would help me add a bit of structure to my time.
So, what is Project Small Fish?
Project Small Fish is a mental and physical fitness project. My goals are to:
- Be in a better mental state
- Be in a better physical state
- I haven’t really took my physical fitness seriously for a long time, and there can’t be a better time to do this than now.
- Have a small win
- Given that I am currently in a fluid state with no deep commitments or a stable home, it’s nice to feel that, if everything else fails, that I’ll at least have achieved something.
The program I’m following is 8 weeks long, so it should be just shy of two months, but I am giving myself extra slack just in case.
At the end of this project, I should be able to do the following:
- Basic Exercises
- 10 Pull ups
- 30 Push ups
- 15 Dips
- 15 Leg raises
- Static Skills
- Wall handstand
- Archery pull ups
- Elbow lever
- Dynamic Skills
- Clap push ups
- Clap pull ups
At the time of this writing, the exercises in green above I can do, the orange ones I can “sort of” do it but I struggle, and the red ones I just can’t do at all.
Admittedly, the list of exercises above is not glamorous, but I am a big believer in “slow is smooth, smooth is fast”. This process should help me get into the habit of training as well as strengthen my joints for more advanced exercises – I don’t really have a good track record when it comes to joint injuries.
I’ll be following a training program on the web I found called Caliathletics, which felt to me that was the most interesting/appropriate program to follow. The “Beginner” program they have consists of 8 levels and should help me achieve exactly the goals I’ve written above.
I’ll be reporting my progress as often and as thorough as I can.