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2017 Starting Fresh

Posted on January 2, 2017 at 1:35 PM

I know that starting fresh is always a state of mind, but ringing in the new year feels so good.  I have been working to clear out the old clutter from last year to start 2017 as simple as possible.  I definately have things I wish to accomplish this coming year and setting these goals now can be very important.

You don't have to be big into setting a new year's resolution, but taking some time to reflect on where you have been, where you are and where you would like to be is always a good place to start.  Once you decide on the direction you need to go, get out that pencil and paper.  Let's go old school and write down those goals.  This makes it official and much more real.  Once you have specified a goal for the year, then write down why this goal is important to you.  Why is this your goal and what does it mean for you?  Next, decide how you are going to meet this goal.  I know this seems like a lot of writing, but it IS worth it!  You may need some help with this part as it helps determine the path you will need to follow in order to meet your goals a year from now.  It will include smaller goal setting, how to overcome daily challenges and creates an actual plan for you to follow.  At this point, don't be afraid to ask questions, may be even debunk some myths that may be holding you back.

Place this paper in a place where you will see it everyday.  These are goals that should not be placed on the back burner, but focused on everyday.  If habits need to be changed in order to reach these goals then you will need these reminders.  Reminders that there is a point and something bigger than just this moment.

I recently heard a quote that I quite like. "Don't worry about what you eat between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Worry about what you eat between Christmas and Thanksgiving."  I find this to be so relavant and important not just for eating but for most anything we need to accomplish.  We are not going to have perfect days and things come up to throw us for a loop sometimes.  Its really not a big deal.  However, during the long haul, for the majority of the time stay focused, see your goal and go get it!  You are the change you wish to see.

Soost Outdoor Fit Biz wishes everyone a safe and healthy holiday season.  If you have any questions on how to set your goal for the upcoming year regarding weight loss, health, fitness or sport performance do not hesitate to contact me.

Categories: fitness, performance, health

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