Happy New Year! I know we’re 4 days in already, but I thought I’d put this out there on a Monday, when everyone is back and work and needs a little distraction from all that email…You’re welcome.

Let’s talk about resolutions.

No one needs a friend like Disgust.

It seems that many in the health and fitness industry don’t think New Years Resolutions are a good idea. I understand some of their points. Yes, it can be overwhelming to make sweeping changes all at once. Yes, making all of those resolutions can make keeping them difficult. And yes, this means that you might stop working out/eating clean by March…

However, I have a different take on resolutions at the beginning of the year. I have always made resolutions, as far back as I can remember. I love to make lists and I love to plan, especially in a nice new calendar. I love to set goals. To me, there’s something refreshing and exciting about a NEW YEAR. No, I don’t expect to be (or want to be!) a totally different person by the end of that year. However, why not spend a little time planning for positive changes in your life?

Resolutions don’t have to be made at the beginning of the year, of course. I also find that I enjoy sitting down on my birthday and planning out goals for the upcoming age. When my children were younger, I did the same thing on Mother’s Day, though the “stop yelling” and “stop cussing” resolutions never quite stuck…

What about the fact that many people don’t stick to their resolutions? This is valid and most definitely true. You see it in gyms across the country. Everyone is on the treadmill on January 1. NO ONE is on the treadmill by March 15.

Does this make setting goals and resolutions invalid? Of course not. What it means is that instead of ignoring those noble resolutions you set on December 31, you need to dust them off again and see why they weren’t working for you. Did you take on more than you could handle? Are you trying to make yourself do something you just don’t enjoy (I’m staring at my resolution to run three times a week as I write that)? It’s not set in stone, and it’s not pass or fail.

This is your only life. THIS is the year you’re in. Tweak your goals when you need to, and keep moving forward.

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have noticed that I’m building a small gym space beside my house. Getting this up and going is one of my own resolutions for 2016. It’s not the permanent solution–we’re still working on that. However, it’s an awesome first step!

I’ve set other business goals for 2016 as well. Those include getting a blog post out to you Monday-Friday (one down!), and getting a soft launch of my app out there before spring. More on that to come–I’ll be looking for beta testers!

Go do something to get you toward your goals. See you soon!


2 thoughts on “Resolutions: Yea or Nay?

  1. Resolutions are good as long as one remembers to make them realistic with step by step mini goals to reach your main goal. Enjoying your blog, keep up the good work.

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