HOW TO PLAN AND STICK WITH YOUR 2018 GOALS

Happy New Year babes!  Love that 2018 is starting out on a Monday.  Every year I like to write down specific business and personal goals in a notes page on my phone so that I can check in every month and look back at the end of the year.

Wanted to share a few quick tips for goal planning and sticking with the resolutions you set this year…

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SHARE YOUR GOALS AND RESOLUTIONS

The more people you tell you are training for a half marathon, the more motivated you will be to follow through.  Once you have let your family and friends know or announce it on social media, you will gain an encouraging support system too!

MAKE SURE YOUR RESOLUTIONS ARE ATTAINABLE

Try to set goals that are reasonable so you don’t get intimidated or overwhelmed.  If you are trying to be healthier, try slowly adding in more produce and fresh meals while still allowing for an occasional dessert.  That is something that is easier to follow long term than saying I’m cutting out all the bad foods or I’m going to workout 2 hours every single day.

If you want to become a runner, try mixing it up with walking and running a few times a week until you get used to it. (That’s what I did!)  I recommend signing up for a 5k before doing a half marathon.  The point is, sometimes a smaller goal works best in the long run. (Baby steps.)  This article is great if you want to pick up running.

FIND A WORKOUT YOU ACTUALLY LOVE TO DO

For me that is running (trainig for a race) and pilates on alternate days.  Some people dread the thought of running and I have a few friends who find pilates takes too much coordination, but love to take spin classes or do yoga.  I personally can’t stand spin classes – it’s all about finding what you like doing so that you will want to go back for more.

TRACK YOUR PROGRESS FOR MOTIVATION

I found that writing down my run times and investing in an apple watch really helped make me want to run more and track my progress last year.  For work, I love to make a chart to see what my best sellers are and my month to month growth so that I know what works and what doesn’t.

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