Friday, 11 January 2013

Goals For 2013


"At the end of 2013 I weigh less than 99kg.
This will help me get more out of my cycling.
I have got to this weight by cycling more than last year and by eating healthy amounts of healthy food".

This is my "mission statement" for 2013.
It is important to write down your goals in the present tense as though you've already achieved them.
Also write down why you want to hit these goals and what you're going to do to hit them.
Then share them with someone.
Keep looking at the mission statement, ideally every day.
This process will help you achieve you goals, Google "goal setting" for more information.

99kg is a great target to aim for.
It's about 44lbs weight loss so less than the "1lb a week" that the experts recommend, so it will be achievable.

I've always known that should lose weight but it was never important enough for me to do anything about it.

Enjoying my cycling is important to me and I know the less I weigh the more I will enjoy it, so losing weight is now important to me.


My average miles per month last year was 117. This year I'm going to aim for 130 miles a month.

Complete Meon Riser in bronze time.

Complete New Forest Rattler. Either go for silver time on shorter route or bronze on longer route.

Do the Fort Nelson route in less than 55 minutes. Current best 58:34. This is the first ride I did with Joe in 1 hour 22.

Cycle the Wight. Ride round the Isle of Wight. A nice 70 mile journey back in time.

Do the Sultan Bus Route in under an hour. It is a 15 mile route which I often do, my best time is 1:04.

I was planning to do the BHF Round the Harbours bike ride for the 4th year, and go under 3 hours, last years time was 3:12. However I've got other plans that weekend, but I will still do the route sometime this year.


  1. keep at it! I will bring my scales next chrsitmas

  2. Well done Dave! You're using the same method that worked for me... My fitness pal and cycling. It's about changing your lifestyle, not dieting... so best of luck to you!

    1. Thanks for your comments, and good luck with the Ontario Cup races, I look forward to reading about your successes.