If you’re like me at all you don’t keep your New Years Resolutions. Yet I make them year after year. The reason I persevere in the face of yearly defeat makes me the person I am today. To set goals ( such as; post my blog every week, read a hard text book, lose 30 pounds, run a 5k or take a trip around the world) keeps me moving toward the person I want to be. I try to be. Do I meet all my goals? No, but I feel successful, because I keep improving and changing and that’s good enough for me.
3 steps to insure success when writing your resolutions
1. Be realistic
2. Keep it simple
3. Keep the goal in mind
I want to do something “big” for my 60th birthday. Really push myself physically. I’m not a runner at all- unless something is chasing me. My resolution: to run a 3K. That’s a realistic distance, keeping it simple I could run 3x/wk, and keeping my goal in mind to celebrate my Bday with a stronger body. Even if I don’t run a 3k I’ll have added running to my exercise routine and thus I’ll still come out ahead of where I’d be if I didn’t have a resolution in the first place “n’est-ce pas”?
Doing your walking in the snow this holiday? Let this simple stretch help with your “shin splints”.