So I realize it's been about 100 years since I last wrote a blog post. My bad...my bad. I'm here.
It's a new year and so they say...it's time to get organized and think about what I want to accomplish in the year to come.
Last year was the first time I wrote out fitness goals...actually it was the first time I wrote down ANY goals. But after being a blog reader and seeing other people think and plan a bit, I decided to follow along and make some goals of my own. So around this time last year I sat down and jotted down my goals for 2015:
They came to me pretty easily, I took a minute to Google search some images and made this quick collage to display for myself.
It turns out that these goals really helped me this year! Months when I hadn't run at all I would show up on race day to get that one race per month in. Even when I had been slacking a bit my goals were printed out and in front of my face, reminding me not to slack TOO hard.
I'm really glad I followed along and wrote out some goals, because they honestly helped me this year.
2015 Fitness Goals = SUCCESS! ....mostly
- Run at least 1 race each month -- SUCCESS
- Complete Reach the Beach -- SUCCESS
- Run Rock n Roll Las Vegas 1/2 Marathon with Team Challenge New England -- DEFERRED (running Rock n Roll New Orleans 1/2 Marathon in February)
- Coach Girls on the Run -- SUCCESS
- Hike a mountain -- SUCCESS
- Run a 25 min 5K -- FAIL
- Earn a Millennium Running Series Jacket -- SUCCESS
Since having goals written down helped me so much in 2015 I felt like I should outline my goals again as we start 2016. I don't know why, but creating my goals for 2016 really gave me trouble. I didn't have a clear vision on what I wanted and what I should focus on this year.
But after some thinking, I've decided to on these:
I have a couple of races on there (big ones!) but I think I'm going to be more low-key on the race side of things this year. I really love races, but they are kind of expensive! I have been enjoying aerial silks and yoga so much lately that I'd rather spend my fitness fun money on that right now :)
Yes that small child is me attempting pull-ups at the age of probably 3.
"Finish what you start" is to encourage me to complete my at home fitness programs. Lots of times I will start one, then decide to switch to another, but this year I am focusing on finishing what I start! Right now that is PiYo, which I am on schedule in and not behind by one workout on Day 17! (Woo!)
After some soul searching for what I really wanted to accomplish this year I'm happy with this fitness goal/vision board. I hope it inspires you to make one if you haven't yet. It's really nice to print it out and stick it somewhere you will see it often to keep these goals and desires in your mind.
On to crush 2016!
Hi, I'm Jessie!
I live in NH with my husband and our pups. My favorite things are coaching Girls on the Run, eating good food that I didn't have to cook, helping other people work on their health, volunteering for and running races, watching tv, doing yoga, and spending too much time on social media. #Balance