First off, before I put a resolution or goal on my list I spend some time asking myself, "why do you want to achieve this?" and "do I really want to spend the necessary time it will take to achieve this?" . I could say all day that I want to learn Italian, but why? Because it would be cool. But I do not currently have time or energy to spend towards this goal. Therefore, resolutions like this were nixed.
One thing that I have learned as a personal trainer is that nothing will truly be achieved unless you are ready to take on the challenge. Whether it's to lose weight, complete a triathlon, get out of debt, quit smoking, become a better listener, or start a business. No matter the goal, you must have a conversation with yourself and decide if you are finally going to make the necessary sacrifices to get where you want to go. No goal will be reached without some sacrifice, its your job to determine if you really want it bad enough.
The second focus that I have about this years goals is to keep it fresh. Fresh in my mind, fresh by changing up the way I think about the goal, fresh as in the opposite of stale. Old stale anything is never any good (although you can make some killer bread crumbs from old stale bread). Constantly picking new mini challenges that align with my larger goal will hopefully help to keep it a top priority.
The theme of my goals for 2014 is To Train My Weaknesses. In business, health, personal, and pleasure, focusing on improving my shortcomings can only make me a happier and healthier person.
One of my biggest fitness weaknesses is running. Cant stand it! But in an attempt to finally get over the fact that I suck at it, I signed myself up for a 10k. So I made this Cardio Challenge for both myself and my clients. Feel free to participate. If you finish, send me an email and I'll work on a special treat for you <3