New Year, New Goals

I'm not a huge fan of New Year's Resolutions... instead, I'd rather make GOALS. Each year I make a list of goals that I'd like to accomplish that year. Sometimes I end up crossing all of them off, changing them through the year, or adding some on! There have been times when I don't get to all of them, and at the end of the year, I listen to my deep, innermost thoughts, and decide if I didn't get it done because I truly don't want to or if it's worth it to move it into next years goals.   Like everyone, I have goals in my life, goals in my career, and fitness goals, of course. However, this year, I'm going to do things a little bit differently. This year, I'm going to get organized and I'm going to push myself a little bit harder. If you're thinking, yea yea, but how is this year going to be different than every other year... well, I plan on making a map to help guide me and eventually reach each and every goal I set out for myself. When you write down your goals, there's a higher chance that you'll actually accomplish them! 

The easy part is writing down all of your goals... the hard part is actually reaching those goals, and being able to cross them off or at least, notice some progress. Your main goal for the new year might be to get fit, lose weight, or gain muscle. It's not about the goal though, it's about the HOW... How are you going to get fit in the new year? How are you going to lose weight? How are you going to gain muscle? You can't just write it down and expect it to happen, without any effort  on your part. Write down that main goal, and then underneath draw a line to start your map... are you going to sign up at a gym or get a personal trainer? Are you going to get a nutritionist, or pin a hundred healthy recipes, and clean out your fridge? Are you going to buy a set of dumbbells and follow a strict weight lifting regime? Whatever it is that you think is going to lead you to your goal? WRITE IT DOWN!

Don't overwhelm yourself with goals. Choose the top 5 goals you want to reach by December of 2016, and focus on the steps you need to take to get to each goal. I suggest writing your map with a pencil, because things can change quickly. You may find out that what you're doing isn't working, but that doesn't mean you can't reach your goal, it just means that you have to change your plan. Plans change all the time, and that's okay. You may find out that you don't like working out at a gym, that you might prefer home workouts OR fitness classes. You may find yourself struggling eating healthy, and you might have to get that nutritionist or health coach you've been eyeing for awhile. 

Below, you'll find my TOP 5 goals. I have drawn out a map that will help me reach each and every one. There might be more lines drawn in the future, when I figure out what else I need to help me reach that goal. Some of these goals may take me awhile to reach, and I might face some obstacles that I might not have thought about, and I might not be ready to face the obstacle, but I know I'll get through and come out on top at the end of it. 

What are your 2016 GOALS? Lifestyle, career, fitness? Share with me below!