Can you guys believe that it is already 2016? The years seriously go faster and faster the older you get, it's so freaking crazy.
I'm sure everyone has been brainstorming about some of the things they want to work on this upcoming year.... I know I have. Some of my resolutions are health related, and some are not. Actually a lot of them aren't, but I will talk about the health related ones since it is a health blog after all.
When you are setting your own goals for this year, make sure you adhere to a couple of different/really important principles:
Now onto SMART. I'm sure you've heard this before but it stands for, "Specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-sensitive." See below (click on the photo to go to the source of the image- I did not create this image. I just think its good info. Why fix something that ain't broke?)
A beneficial exercise when writing out your goals (yes, it does need to be written down- don't just keep it in your head!) is to go through each of the above qualifications. When you don't do that, it's just a wish, not a goal.
And just to end on a high and encouraging note....
I can't wait to see what the new year has in store!
I'm a college-grad, certified group fitness instructor and certified personal trainer looking to get my healthy to the next level. I hope you can find a little something here that will help you on your journey too.