Last month, Rachel Hollis (of Girl, Wash Your Face fame) came to speak to us at my work. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of her. I like the fundamentals of her messages, but I don’t always agree that people just need to “try harder” to find success. The one part of her talk that did stick with me was that its never a bad time to start new goals. I naturally tend to be a very goal oriented person, so I feel like this is something I have always done, but I like the reminder that you don’t have to wait for a new year to work towards a better you.
The best way to achieve your goals is to have a plan that breaks down the goal into manageable steps. When I am training for a marathon, I have a coach build a calendar with 16 weeks worth of daily workouts. Going from casually running to racing 26.2 miles is only achievable when you work towards it each day.
When I’m not training for a race, it’s hard not to find myself a little lost with what I should be doing. I try to do a couple of days of strength training, a couple of days of running, some yoga, and rest each week. In order to plan out my week, and give myself little goals, I started using a weekly calendar.
July. Hi summer. Now is time to enjoy the long summer days and to follow your own path. Remember to take care of you this season and don’t let the summer pass you by without accomplishing something you want in your life.
Here is a collection of what I’m loving this month, and a few of my summer goals that I want to work on.
Happy belated new years! As cheesy as new year’s resolutions are, I like to embrace this time of new beginnings. It’s not just exercise your body into looking a certain way. It’s not just to do things because people expect it of you. How do you want to evolve this year? What dreams do you have that you’ve never gone after? what if you started making baby steps towards it this year? What’s in your way?
2018 was a year of pushing outside of my comfort zone to chase my goals. This year I tried out to be an NFL cheerleader, and although I did not make the team, and got a few jabs on Twitter for it, I learned, I grew, I was brave, and I am glad I tried. Continue reading “2018: A Year in Review”→
Looking back on 2017, I did a good job of setting yearly and monthly goals. I’ve found that writing out goals, making a plan, and reminding yourself of the plan helps hold yourself accountable. It’s so easy to start out a new year with the best intentions, but it takes a lot of work to keep up with the things you promise yourself!
Most of my goals revolve around a bigger training plan for running, but I also love setting little monthly goals like “eat more veggies”, “eat less sugar at breakfast”, or “don’t shop online this month”. You really can do anything for just one month!