Ice Breaker – New Year’s Goals


Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

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This week’s Ice Breaker is inspired by the start of a new year.  Many of us set goals seeing January 1st as an opportunity for a fresh start.  Here’s an opportunity to share one of your goals with the Stretched Community.

Question:  What is one of your goals for the new year?

My Answer:  I set goals in many different categories – faith, family, fitness, fun, financial, marriage, missions, and writing/speaking.  I won’t go into all my goals for the new year.  Instead, I’ll share one of my goals for 2015.  My fitness goal for 2015 is to dunk a basketball by the end of the year.  About four years ago, I could still dunk a basketball.  A number of factors have prevented me from throwing it down like I used to.  I’m older.  I’m not as flexible.  I weigh a few more pounds.  I have been primarily working on my running instead of jumping.  I’m excited for this goal, because I think it will lead to a healthier me by the end of 2015.  I intend to lose some weight, gain flexibility, and strengthen my legs and core.  I’ll keep running, but I will be also focusing on doing the things necessary to dunk once more before the year is over.

Answer this week’s ice breaker question by leaving a comment. I look forward to reading your response! (As always, feel free to share links.) And keep Stretching!