1) Improve my strength so that I can do 15 pull-ups by July
2) Compete a half ironman in September cutting 5 minutes off my current best time
3) Complete the first draft of my first recipe book: Foods for your Journey!
4) Include Greens + O in my diet every day (yup, I love my Greens+ but I haven't been faithful)
Alright, so there they are. Now it's your turn. Comment below sharing 3 of your 2014 goals. For sharing, you will be entered for a chance to win a 1.5 hour private cooking session and a 1 hour fitness session. If you don’t live nearby, don’t worry. You can still win and we can work something out on Skype.
Create perfect Goals in a Healthy & Holistic manner:
Proper goal setting is necessary to maximize your potential for success in order to minimize the stresses placed on your body and on your emotions. Goals should be within your capacity to manifest in a healthy way, given the right conditions and a realistic time frame. Ultimately, we want to plan at least 2-3 goals per season that are Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. In other words, your goals will be SMART!
Key to Healthy Holistic Goals!
Make sure your goals express who you are, not something that will impress someone or earn praise. Do it because you want to do it!
Four Principles of Goal Setting:
1) Your goal must be Measurable
· Complete a 10km race in less than 1 hour or lose 5lbs in 3 weeks
2) Your goal must be under your control
· You only have a measure of control over yourself, your training, and your motivation
· Win the race is not in your control because you do not know who will show up
3) Your goal must stretch you!
· Qualify for something; improve by a certain time; feel more energy (nutritional related)
4) Your goal must be stated in the positive. Focus on what you want to happen, not what you want to avoid
· Don’t go out too hard at the start of the race....you will actually go too hard
· Don’t get a running injury? Rather try “lower the risk of injury by running only when recovered”
Try not to confuse goals with dreams. It's okay to dream! Actually, it's quite Healthy. If we didn't dream there wouldn't be anything to look forward to in the future. Remember, dreams can become realities, but they usually take longer than one season to accomplish. If you can achieve something within the year or a season, it’s not a dream...it’s a GOAL!
A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration ~ Kurt Lewin
Want to learn some new cooking strategies or change up your current fitness routine?
Leave a comment below with your healthy goals for 2014 and you will have the opportunity to win a cooking class in your own home (or via Skype if you don't live nearby) and a 1 hour personal training session.
The winner will be announced on April 21st. I'm so excited to hear all about your goals.
All the best in Health,