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New Year Goals

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A new year is nearly upon us and many are making resolutions. Resolutions typically imply that a switch will go on and suddenly the change you desire suddenly begins. I recommend thinking in terms of goals. Goals allow you to progress in a way that doesn’t imply all or nothing. It allows for peaks and valleys, the way natural changes are made, especially those regarding health and fitness. Here are tips to help you make sustainable changes:

  1. Write down your goals. My joke is that unless you write something down it doesn’t exist. Make your goals exist. Review it on a regular basis. The part two of this is to sign up for a race. If you’ve been dreaming of doing a half-marathon then set that in motion.
  2. Make your goals into bite size pieces. This will set you up for success. Make plans for the month, the week and even day by day. If you want to improve your 10K race pace, then once a week set up a plan to do speed work.
  3. Chose realistic goals. I would really like to win the NYC marathon, but it’s not going to happen in this lifetime. I can however improve my time. If you don’t run, bike or swim then maybe an Ironman is not the goal to choose this year, but perhaps a sprint triathlon at the end of the season will work.
  4. If eating well is your goal then help yourself at every step. Buy nutritious food, pack your lunch, stack healthy snacks at work and chose healthier items when eating out. Once a week allow yourself to have something a little unhealthy. If you have a sweet tooth, then once a week have a chocolate chip cookie, but make it a fabulous one.

Remember goals have ups and downs. You’re not aiming for perfection, you’re just moving towards a target. One step at a time. And you will arrive. Have a wonderful new year.



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