If not me, who? If not now, when?…Mikhail Gorbachev
If you are anything like me you have set some goals or intentions for the upcoming year ahead. I wanted to share mine with you today. Hence, my 2015 Goal Post.
No matter what your dreams or goals may be it is really key to attach a specific action or habit to it. The habit builds, and leads to your success. If we do not break things down into a manageable course of action it can be incredibly overwhelming. However, if you look at something over the course of the year and chip away the results can be huge. Being discouraged will lead to throwing in the towel and giving up all together.
For example, when I started working out on years ago I promised myself I would get to the gym three times a week. It was not part of my routine so it was a huge change. I was all for happy hour or shopping after work. I decided I could commit to three days in my schedule. Three times a week translated to two nights during the week, and one day on the weekend. It was a big challenge! Now, I easily work out 5 or 6 days a week and think nothing of it. However, if you said 6 days a week to me years ago I would have laughed. Small habits you can fit into your life are the way to go! It leads to big changes.
2015 Goal Post
I like to break my goals into categories, however, you can do whatever feels the best for you. No rules!
Wellness FX Panel
Get my bloodwork completed through Wellness FX. For a cost, Wellness FX issues a script for bloodwork and then provides personalized advice by analyzing the results. You can check it out here. The reason I want this done is to ensure that my hormones are in balance and that I do not have any major vitamin or mineral deficiencies. I take a number of supplements, however, I am not 100% sure they are the right ones of the correct amounts. In short, I want to remove the guess work from the equation.
I am naturally a high-strung person so I can get very stressed out about everything under the sun. This anxiety can be dangerous if it is not managed so I want to take steps to reduce it. I want to meditate daily (nothing crazy, like 10 minutes) to work on reducing whatever has me in a frenzy on that particular day.
Daily Gratitude Practice
This was a huge shift for me in 2014. I had practiced gratitude off and on, but not on a consistent basis. I did the 100 Happy Days Challenge and consistently try to reinforce that practice. The challenge is over so now I will write down my gratitude thoughts in a journal either in the morning or at night. I have not decided which I prefer yet.
Scott and I even started an “I appreciate” ritual over dinner at night where we share what we appreciate about the other person from the events of that day. The act of being vocal and specific really does help the other person feel valued.
My workouts consist mostly of weight training and I like to run as my cardio. My goals here are to get stronger and faster. A lingering shoulder injury has really been a huge thorn in my side for a long time. It is steadily improving so I would like to do the following this year.
- Perform One Full Push
- Perform a Full Pull-Up
- Squat with my Bodyweight
- Deadlift 1.5 x my Bodyweight
- Learn to Clean & Jerk
- Run a 7 minute mile
I love yoga, but it has fallen by the wayside this past month. I would like to get back to attending one class a week at least. I also want to look into some online options so I can do more in the comfort of my living room. Again, the theme for my goals here is getting stronger in 2015.
- Attend Class 1-2 times weekly
- Perform 1 Handstand (on the wall)
- Perform a Full Wheel
These are various habits and practices that I would like to incorporate into my daily life.
- Have a weekly date night with Scott
- Read two books monthly
- Consistently get 8 hours of sleep each night
- Obtain my Personal Training Certification through the NSCA
- Obtain an additional certification (Scott and I recently discussed doing a Level One Cross Fit together so we shall see)
- Last month I felt like I got into a good groove with posting daily on the blog in the mornings Sunday – Friday. I want to stick to this schedule consistently, and spend a little time each week planning out my content in advance.
- Develop and Implement a Social Media Strategy
- There are a lot of small updates I would like to make the blog, but one large goal is to offer a newsletter later this year so I can continue to share more quality content.
There you have it – my 2015 Goal Post. I have a lot of work to do! There are some small goals and bigger stretch goals in there too. My word of intention for this year is prosper. I wish the same for all of you in this upcoming year. Seize the day…remember, if not now, when? Our conditions will never be perfect, but if something is important to you it can be accomplished.
Linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons today.
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