A BIG congratulations to all the Shamrock’n Half-Marathon finishers! We are so proud of you all and can’t wait to see what your next big accomplishment will be!
On that note, let’s all take a moment to reassess our goals. (Goals: Those incredibly solid, passionate ideas we had as we approached the new year! Remember those?!) Think back to that unstoppable drive you felt as you left Christmas cookies behind and vowed to make 2012 your year. Our January BRIK was aammmmaaaaazing because of that passion!!
Now, as we dive into March, as the clocks spring forward and life continues to go on and on, let’s step back, get back in our head and GET BACK TO OUR GOALS!!!
Here are your options:
1. Look back at your goals from January 1. How are you doing? Have you stayed on track or lost your way? Are these goals still relevant and of importance to you? If so, let’s get back to them and start fresh!
2. Make new goals. As life and circumstance continue to change and evolve, so do our ideas, plans and goals. If this is the case, don’t feel defeated about leaving past goals on the list (you can always come back to them!). Instead, find new passion and determination and set new, realistic goals. And attack them!
1. Short-term goals- These are goals that are attainable within a few weeks or months and help boost our confidence. Setting goals is great, but not completing them can be defeating. Short term goals are good for the ego and for keeping us on track! (Ideas: a 5k, a new push-up goal, trying a liquid diet once a week for a session or simply walking your dog everyday for a month!)
2. Long-term goals- These goals will take more dedication, planning and perseverance. These may take anywhere from 6 months to over a year. These require some thought and a calendar full of plans of how to accomplish them. It also helps to have a support system in place and a great attitude! (Examples: large weight-loss, extreme changes in overall diet and eating habits, running a marathon or doing a triathlon!)
So, look back at your goals. Decide if you’re going to continue on your path from the start of the year or deviate a little. Set short-term and long-term goals. Set a plan in motion and GO FOR IT! Anything is possible when you put your heart into it and we are here to help!
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Larry Elder