Now that the holidays are over, the hangovers are gone and the New Year celebrations have come to an end, I decided to write my first blog post of 2016. I have to say I haven’t been this excited for a New Year in quite some time! Things have been kind of crazy since I moved to Colorado a little over 4 years ago. I immediately began a new relationship in a brand new town which quickly evolved into a marriage and a baby! My husband and I ended up moving to a new town in Colorado last year and then had our first son just 2 months before 2015! As you can imagine this past year has been a complete whirlwind for me. Now that our little dude is already 14 months old we finally feel like we can lay down some bigger, better goals! I have some big goals for myself, for my family and for our future. There are some exciting things on the horizon for us and we couldn’t be more excited to get this year started!
This year we have decided to focus on fitness/nutrition, personal development, career, finances and adventure! I want to focus on reading & writing more, fitness & nutrition and ramping up my Beachbody business (this means more support for you!) while my husband will be focusing on his new cloud accounting career. As always, our main focus for ourselves and our family is ALWAYS travel, adventure, experiencing new things and meeting new people! With us both working remotely we decided it’s high time we take advantage of that and maybe even fix up an old RV and take to the road 😉
Those are some big dreams we are working on behind the scenes but since this page is for health & fitness inspiration, I’m going to share my specific goals in that area with you!
In the fitness world and other industries they say your goals should always be S.M.A.R.T:
These parameters are great guidelines. You can’t meet a goal unless you know:
- The specific goal i.e. lose 15 lbs, lose 5% body fat, run a marathon in 4 hours and 30min, etc
- How you are going to measure your progress towards the goal
- Plan of action to achieve the goal
- Timeline and date for achieving the goal
The only thing I DON’T like about the S.M.A.R.T guidelines is the “realistic” part. Let’s face it, nothing great has ever happened that seemed “realistic” at the time. For BIG goals to happen you need to stretch your mind and your body. Having a 6-pack, making 6 figures, selling all your stuff and moving to another country doesn’t seem realistic when you first start out but in order to achieve a big goal, you have to be a little crazy. You are going to have to do some uncomfortable, hard, and seemingly unrealistic things. Specific, measurable & timed goals? Sure. Realistic & achievable? I promise you aren’t going to think so at the start. I’m not sure about you but most amazing things I’ve done in my life didn’t seem too smart, realistic or achievable until I did them.
I guess what I”m trying to say is, don’t limit yourself. Dream big, then dream bigger and then dream bigger than that. Many of the best inventions, ideas and creations in the world didn’t come from realistic thoughts, they came from thinking outside of the box, going against the advice of others and definitely NOT listening to what others thought during the process. You have to be a little crazy to get somewhere cool 🙂 This is my year to get uncomfortable!
Anyway that being said, I do have some very specific goals in terms of my health, fitness & personal development. I plan to focus on these throughout the whole year to just help increase my overall health and well-being.
- Drink at least 64 oz of water per day
- Workout (20 min or more) at least 5 days per week
- Eat 5 salads per week
- Drink 1 Shakeology per day
- Read 3 books per month (2 personal development, 1 any topic)
- Spend at least 20 minutes per day outside
In terms of a few bigger goals, in my free time I plan to:
- Inspire & encourage others to live a healthy lifestyle and provide them the tools to do so
- Learn some new digital skills such as website design, better content writing, social media marketing, etc
- Spend more time outdoors with my son and husband
- Go on more adventures
Now I want you to tell me ONE UN-realistic goal you have for 2016 and how you are going to achieve it! 2016 is mine! Will it be yours too??