I no longer make new years resolutions, although I do think it is important to set goals for the upcoming years. I believe that the key to reaching your goals is to commit fully to the process and make sure set goals are a priority, it should be a constant process of assessment and adjustment rather than a set start and end date. If it helps you personally for these goals to come in the form of “new years resolutions” that’s awesome, but make sure you have a plan of action.
For example one of my most recent goals is to learn Spanish I have made this a goal in the past but now it is a priority, I am headed to Costa Rica in March for a month. When I set this goal last year I didn’t categorize it as important and after 2 weeks of 10 minutes a day on Duolingo, I stopped. Now although I still have a long way to go, I am doing what I can each day to add a little bit more Spanish to my life, I’ve made it a priority and am enjoying the process.
Being in the health and fitness industry I’ve experienced first hand the waves of motivated gym goers for January, February and maybe March and then there is the fall off. Life gets in the way and takeout food and curling up on the couch to watch Netflix becomes a lot more enticing than your healthy
I was asked the question recently what do I think is harder eating healthy or exercising? And I really had to think about it because, fortunately, I have made both of them a major priority in my life. This is what New
I have not always felt this way about exercising and eating healthy. I used to look at it as a chore, something that I had to do in order to keep the pounds off and be able to have my “cheat meals” on the weekends. I had an unhealthy relationship with food and exercise and just did it because I thought I had to. Now I am truly addicted to the way this lifestyle makes me feel, which is awesome!!! I’ve fallen in love with the process of leading a healthy lifestyle.
I am in no way trying to brag about how this lifestyle is “easy” for
Here are some of my why’s behind why I workout and nourish my body properly, what are yours?
Why do I lift weights? Because one of the best feelings in the world is being able to do a
Why do I do boxing for conditioning? I have never been a “cardio” girl, so I find ways to avoid being on the treadmill for half an hour. Boxing has made conditioning so much more enjoyable, plus I get to hit things!
Why do I make green juices or smoothies
Why do I meditate? Meditation has helped me to get through some tough times and bring mindfulness into every aspect of my life.
While you are starting your 2016 resolutions and setting goals, make sure to appreciate the process. What will you be doing to reach those goals
To recap; You will achieve your goals once you
1) Make them a true priority
2) Fall in love with the process
3) Know the why’s behind set goals
– Sylvie (O.G Lifestyles)