The new year is a natural time to reflect on the past year, as well as look forward to what is coming. We tend to make some sort of resolve for change. We all have new aspirations about what that change might be. For some, 2018 will bring big life changes like moving or a new job. However, for most of us our resolve will be in small things like our diet or books we want to read.
Overall, our desire for change can be a really good thing! I am a proponent for taking time to assess where we are in life and setting goals for where we want to see change. You can’t simply will change into existence, you need something to aim at!
The unfortunate thing about goals is that we generally suck at following through on them. We’ve all been here before. We have that grand vision of what the year will hold, but by mid March we’ve all but forgot them. I’ve done this for the last 10 years!
What I’ve found to be true about resolutions is that they come slowly with patience and a commitment to consistency. Don’t expect perfection — that’s just dumb. There will be plenty of failures on the way to change. But consistently holding your goals in front of you and aiming in their direction will produce change over time.
Oh, some good friends encouraging you along the way also helps!
The question I have for you all today is, “What do you want to accomplish in 2018 with your fitness?” I mean, this is kind of the domain I have purview to help you with. I want to know. When you think of this next year, what is it you want to see happen? Do you want to get a muscle up? Do you want to PR your back squat? Do you want to run a half marathon, or a half-half marathon? Do you want to show up at least 3 times a week?
Non-fitness related, but gym related: one of my goals this year is to consistently start writing content for our gym. I want to provide you with thoughts to think about on a weekly basis. This is something you can hold me accountable to — I plan to write to you guys every Monday. If I don’t, you should ask me about it.
What is it for you? Shoot me an email with what you what to see happen in 2018. I would love to hear from you and also help hold you to your commitments!