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Happy New Year?

Sometimes the New Year can be a mixed blessing.  Everyone is setting their resolutions, which seem to fade away in a few weeks.  Feelings of frustration, failure, fatigue, and finally loss of motivation seem inevitable.  So here is my suggestions to success:

  1. Don’t make resolutions!  Instead, let’s set a loose fitting goal. Let’s create a goal that is doable, but not so far out in space that it’s impossible to achieve.  “I will sign up for a class that sounds interesting and I will commit to attending 2 days per week.” This is achievable .

  2. Put it on your calendar. If it’s not on my calendar, it will not get done. I put everything on my calendar and I set alarms for the important things. There are lots of calendar options out there, so find a simple one or a simple app on your phone to remind you to get up and do your goal today.

  3. Don’t beat yourself up if you take a little break.  Remember, all you did was set a goal. That’s doesn’t mean you have to make yourself crazy when you skip a day, or you forget to schedule it into your schedule.

  4. Give yourself rewards for achieving your goals.  I enter my participants into a drawing for a each month for attendance.  This is, of course, to entice you to attend often so you get your name in the drawing, but couldn’t you set up a prize for yourself?  Get a pedicure or massage for achieving your goal this month.

So, here is my goal for this year: lift weights 2 days per week.  This is something that I really need to get back into and I push it to the bottom of my list because I much prefer cardio anything, to lifting.

Email me your goal today and let’s help each other become our better selves!

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