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Are You Sticking With Your Goals?

  • March 27, 2014
  • By Brittany
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Are You Sticking With Your Goals?

Hi friends!  Remember way back when we did Jumpstart January?  Well I wanted to check in with you all and see how your goals were going!  Are you still on your path for healthy living?  I hope so!  If not, here are a few ways to get back on track: 

1.)    Don’t worry about the past.  If you fell off the wagon, don’t just think all is lost and give up.  Start over with a clean slate and look towards the future.  You can’t change what happened but you can focus on what you will do going forward.

2.)    Identify the problem.  Evaluate what triggered you to fall off your path in the first place.  Was it a lack of motivation?  Too many temptations?  Identify what your weakness was and make a conscious effort to avoid it going forward.  Think of ways you can motivate yourself or methods for dealing with temptation.  By identifying the problem and coming up with solutions, you’ll set yourself up for success this time. 

3.)    Recommit.  Remember why you set your goals in the first place and what you wanted to achieve.  Think about how achieving this goal will make you feel and how it will positively impact your life.  Recommit to your goal with a determination to make it happen.

4.)    Be realistic.  You know that you’ve had a setback but that doesn’t mean you will continue on your path with smooth sailing from here on out.  You will continue to face setbacks, big or small, along your journey.  Realize that this will happen and the important thing is staying on track and focusing on the bigger picture.

5.)    Enlist support.  Seek out people who can make you accountable or who will be your biggest cheerleader.  If you have people in your life undermining your goals, cut them out.  You don’t need people who want to sabotage you and you do need people who will support you 100%.

6.)    Check in with yourself.  It is so easy to fall off the New Year’s resolution train after the buzz has died down in the media and around the water cooler.  You have to be responsible for keeping the buzz up.  Set times with yourself when you will check in on your progress and see how you are doing.  Whether it is every day, weekly or monthly, schedule this time and make sure you evaluate your progress.

7.)    Reward yourself for accomplishments (even if they are small).  This is a marathon, not a sprint.  You need to take the time to recognize what you have done so far and reward yourself for those accomplishments, otherwise it is going to feel like a never-ending hamster wheel.  Savor what you have done and let this progress influence you to do more in the future.

Oh and if you need a refresher, you can check out all my Jumpstart January tips here:

Fit Tips 

Find Your Motivation

And all my Jumpstart January videos here:

HIIT Video

 – Yoga Video

Barre Video

Readers, how are you doing with your 2014 goals?  Have any of your goals changed since January?  Any additional tips you want to add?

By Brittany, March 27, 2014
0 Comments
  • Shannon
    March 27, 2014

    I totally agree with your first point more than anything! We only have one life to live, and it’s never too late to start something new and healthy for ourselves!
    Great and motivating post!

    My goals are coming along swimmingly – headed to San Francisco (from dreary Wisconsin) for a week, today! Checking off my “travel somewhere” goal for 2014! 🙂

  • Shannon
    March 27, 2014

    I totally agree with your first point more than anything! We only have one life to live, and it’s never too late to start something new and healthy for ourselves!
    Great and motivating post!

    My goals are coming along swimmingly – headed to San Francisco (from dreary Wisconsin) for a week, today! Checking off my “travel somewhere” goal for 2014! 🙂

  • Shannon
    March 27, 2014

    I totally agree with your first point more than anything! We only have one life to live, and it’s never too late to start something new and healthy for ourselves!
    Great and motivating post!

    My goals are coming along swimmingly – headed to San Francisco (from dreary Wisconsin) for a week, today! Checking off my “travel somewhere” goal for 2014! 🙂

  • Shannon
    March 27, 2014

    I totally agree with your first point more than anything! We only have one life to live, and it’s never too late to start something new and healthy for ourselves!
    Great and motivating post!

    My goals are coming along swimmingly – headed to San Francisco (from dreary Wisconsin) for a week, today! Checking off my “travel somewhere” goal for 2014! 🙂

  • Kim
    March 27, 2014

    Great tips!! I think that identifying the problem is often a big thing and usually allows us to get back on track!

  • Melissa Burton
    March 27, 2014

    I love your balanced attitude. I think too many of us are all or nothing and feel like if we trip up, we’re ruined (which so isn’t true).

    You are my kind of people, Brittany.

  • Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit
    March 27, 2014

    Blah, it’s so easy to fall off and forget what your original goal was in the first place. This was a good reminder. 🙂 I hope to keep moving forward making positive decisions!

  • Lisa @ Lulu's Big Adventure
    March 27, 2014

    This is great! We always forget about our resolutions and typically fall off the wagon, so it’s wonderful to have a reminder to either stay on track or get back at it. Your tips are awesome, so thanks for sharing them!

  • Allie
    March 27, 2014

    I love number one – forget the past! That is a must if you’re going to recommit to something. This was a great idea and a fresh perspective on goal setting…and achieving!

  • Shawna
    March 28, 2014

    such a positive list of encouraging points to remind ourselves of, when it’s so easy to get frustrated and disappointed if we fall short of our goals. great way to start off a Friday. 🙂

  • Kim
    March 29, 2014

    Love it. I had to revisit and amend a few of my own goals. Thanks for sharing!

  • catherine gacad
    March 31, 2014

    i like the idea of ‘recommitting.’ it’s ok if you fall behind or stop altogether, but the fact is…you can start again and be successful.

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