It’s the time of year where everyone sets their new years resolutions. I know it can be an eye rolling time where everyone seems to be already bragging about the things that they’re going to do, but it really is an inspiring time to start something new. The key to successful resolutions is to set actionable goals. It’s not all about the end result, but how you plan to get there.
I compare goal setting to training for running marathons. To be able to run 26.2 miles, you have to start somewhere, and that is usually by running single digit distances! You can never achieve the marathon distance without lots of steps along the way. Most goals are really similar– you don’t get in shape by going to the gym once. You get in shape by starting to go once a week, and then twice, and then it becomes your daily habit.
I think it’s also really important to remember why you want to achieve your goal. If it was easy, you would have done it already! There will be days you don’t feel like working towards it, and you have to go back to your why in order to find the motivation. It’s never fun waking up early to get my long marathon training runs in, but I know they will help get me to the finish line on race day.
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My goals for this upcoming year are kind of tied together. I want to get better at cooking so that I can pack my own healthy lunches for work. This will also help me save money instead of spending $10+ a day on food!
I haven’t made any goals when it comes to my running. I felt really burnt out after the Twin Cities Marathon this year, and feel like I did too many races throughout the year and never really gave myself a break. I think I will still run the marathon again next year, but I don’t think that I want to race as much.
What are some of your goals for the new year?