Hello Hello F22 Crew!
I’m so excited to welcome in 2020! Really it feels like yesterday we were all freaking out about the world ending in 2012. I know mathmatically it makes sense that the years seem to go by faster the older you get, but it still blows my mind. Anyway. With a new year comes new resolutions! Don’t worry I’ll be sharing mine on here soon! But there are right ways to make a resolution and there are wrong ways. Hopefully these tips and tricks can help you make resolutions that are sure to stick through 2020.
So what makes a good resolution vs a bad one?
Do you set these BIG HUGE AWESOME GOALS, and then fail to meet them every year? That’s probably because you’re over reaching in some way or another. It could be that you don’t have enough time, resources, finances, or energy to put towards that goal. Try breaking up a big goal into something smaller thats achievable but still a stretch for you.
So say you want to lose 100 pounds this year. Yes, technically 1-2 pounds per week is healthy weight loss, but you will most likely hit plateaus and small problems along the way. Instead of these little things derailing you, set smaller milestones that may add up to your big goal! Maybe “lose 25 pounds before my birthday in April” and then in April set another to ‘lose 50 pounds before Halloween” and then aim to lose whatever you have left by the end of the year! You can also do this for business and personal goals.
Not Specific Enough
Remember when they told us to make S.M.A.R.T. goals in school? Well some of those tips still apply. Making sure your goal is specific is important because it gives you something to work towards, where you will 100% know you’ve completed it when it’s done! So ‘I want to lose my babyweight’ is great, but ‘I want to lose 55 pounds this year’ is better.
Also; Not all goals need to be weight related! It’s just the easiest for me to make examples out of!
No Having Enough Support
Okay okay, you can do anything 100% by yourself, but having a good support system makes it a million times easier. Convince someone in your family to go after you goal with you, or even just check in with eachother weekly to see how you are doing on your individual goals. Having someone to hold you accountable will help you push through when you reaaaaally don’t want to do something.
Talk about it…or Don’t!
There are plenty of studies that are for and against sharing the goals you have. BUT personally I think that choosing to share your goals, and how that helps you is a personal thing. I’m more of a “do the work in silence and then boast afterwards” kind of girl, but a lot of people need the feedback (aka support) they get from sharing steps on their journey. It’s entirely up to you! Just remember either way there will be nay-sayers, but they aren’t the ones that have to do the work so don’t worry about what they have to say!
Give Yourself Rewards
Everyone loves presents! Especially when it’s exaaactly what you wanted. Take some time when you’re figuring out your goal to break it into parts (see my first point in the ‘bad’ category). Then take those smaller chunks and assign a reward to accomplishing them! It can be as small or as big as you want, but make sure to save the biggest one for the end when you finally conquer that big goal of yours! Nights out, new outfits, new running shoes or a course to help your business are all great options!
Re-evaluate During the Year
This may seem counter-intuitive but your goal may change throughout the year! There is no reason to stick to a goal if it doesn’t serve you anymore. Take what you learned from it and apply it towards something that does help you! You may not be able to run a marathon anymore because you got pregnant, but you can sure write a blog about being a running mama and monetize that! BOOM! There’s your race entry fee money for 2021 when you can run all those miles again! That’s what I call a positive pivot ladies.