New Year, New Beginnings, New Goals... Yuck!
I am still recovering from 2020. Living through a shutdown, quarantining, virtual school, my husband's job change, and ending the year with three deaths in our family. I am feeling heartbroken, and a bit discouraged. I can't imagine my personal experience is so different than yours. I've had dear friends marriages end, friends who have lost their jobs, and friends who have dealt with illness and loss. So, how do we move forward?
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance." Ecclesiastes 3:1-4
For me, I will take time... and I will make the MOST of that time. If I learned nothing else from this past year, I walked away knowing how precious our time is in this life. What we prioritize matters. I will focus on my family and and love them the best I can. If I need to speak to someone, I will make an appointment with a counselor. But I will not let the life I have been given pass me by. We become the things we behold. What do you want to become? Let's not wish or hope for changes... rather lets "DO"! I love fitness, but I want to be known for more than living a healthy life. However, for our purpose of this site, might I suggest steps for moving forward in 2021 regarding your health.
To forge ahead might I suggest writing out your personal SMART goals!
S - Specific
M - Measurable
A - Attainable
R - Realistic
T - Time Bound
To Do List:
- Schedule time with your doctor and make sure all your blood work is up to date
- Purchase a big monthly calendar and write out your schedule, so you can literally schedule in time for weight training and cardio. I've worked with too many folks, if you don't schedule your health and fitness, every other activity in your daily life will find a place in your schedule over working out.
- Grab a journal and "old school" your nutrition. Those that track what they eat and become mindful of what they consume, hit their GOALS! While you are tracking your food, why not track your mood, your feelings, and list out positive attributes you hold. A few examples: i.e. I am worthy, I am strong, I will be disciplined this month. I can do anything for 7 days...)
- Place: Decide what is most convenient for you for your training. Is it a gym, is it an outdoor workout group, is it a class, is it your home gym?
- Accountability: Do you need a trainer, friend, family member... It is difficult to always have motivation to stay committed. Look at accountability as a bicycle. One pedal is "motivation" and one pedal is "discipline". Accountability occurs when individuals deliver on their commitments, showing they can be trusted to do what they say they'll do. One of my biggest responsibilities as a Personal Trainer is this concept of accountability. Being alongside my clients helping them stay the course as they transform their efforts into results.
Everyday is a new beginning, cherish every moment.
"Surely there is a future, and your Hope will not be cut off." Proverbs 23:18
Peace and Grace,
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