2011: Goal, Set, Match
This was my afternoon snack. Frozen cherries – with a little cocoa powder sprinkled over them.
Yep, I even got in the habit of eating dessert after lunch in the past few weeks! Small victories, friends. Small victories 😀
Can you believe it’s freaking December 27th?? The year 2011 will be here in four (4!!) days. It got me to thinking whether or not I’d make New Year’s Goals (not to confused with New Year’s Resolutions) this go around.
To aid in my decision making process, I analyzed last year’s New Year’s Goals.
Here they are:
- Become a more patient and calm person (Check – MUCH calmer)
- Practice yoga 2-3 times per week (1-2 times per week? half a point?)
- Come up with a mantra (I really like Averie’s “I have all the time in the world” mantra) I’d say “whatever you’re doing, do it 100%” was my mantra for the year.
- Sticking around after classes/meetings/appointments and chit chatting for a few minutes instead of booking out the door to the next appointment/thing going on. Check!
- Have an established base of clients in personal training Check, check, check!
- Prospect gyms/studios around the area – sign on with one Check!
- Make business cards to hand out at various events/appointments Check!
- Be OK with not cooking a new dinner each night/blogging each night (this part time job will take up time.) I guess I forgot I was ever not OK with this.
- Attain my ACE Group Fitness certification Negative…but I tried!
- Sign up for/Inquire about Heartland Group Fitness class ditto
- Continue to try out as many group fitness classes at my gym as I can check
- Run a half marathon Check 😀
- Pick a race in the late spring/early summer and start training check
- Train three days a week: short, easy run, short, hard interval run, long run check
- Run a 5K in under 26 minutes ehh, not check – but close!
- Keep up on interval running for a distance of 3.1 miles focusing on getting to 8:30 miles
I got 3/5 – I’d say that’s a pretty good record!! The key is to set realistic goals. For me, unattainable goals only set us up for disappointment. That’s also why I set goals and not resolutions 😉
With these odds, I decided that yes, I would set up some goals for myself. As always, these goals are based on certain situations (such as whether my @#$@# hip will heal or if I’ll need to pursue other forms of treatment.)
I also organized them into goals and milestones or goals and subgoals, if you will.
In order to achieve a major goal, I’ve broken it into smaller steps on how I’ll get there.
On the bottom, I sectioned off an area just for operational goals – aka goals that don’t really have a start and finish date like training for a marathon does.
Without further ado…
My 2011 New Year’s Goals
Goal 1: Run the Chicago Marathon
Milestones: Heal hip, start training in March, train smart – only 3-4 days per week
Goal 2: Increase Client Base
Milestones: Create more promotions/fliers/contests etc., increase face time in the gym, spread the word out to potential word-of-mouth clients
Goal 3: Develop Fitconomy
Milestones: Promote and devote time to virtual personal training and nutritional services, update blog twice weekly
Goal 4: Become more in touch with my spirituality
Milestones: Attend church every Sunday, pray daily
Goal 5: Practice yoga regularly
Milestones: Attend one to two power yoga classes at the gym weekly and do one yoga session at home per week
I have a couple more, but would prefer not to announce them publicly on the blog just yet.
Here’s to a fun, successful, and healthy New Year!! 😀
Do you set goals or resolutions for the year? Why or why not? If so, how did you do this year?
Well Shane just got home from work, so I’m going to go spend some time with him before going out to dinner with my parents! They want Olive Garden, but I’m going to try to convince them Lucca’s is a better choice 😉
Have a great Monday evening!