Here’s to setting better goals instead of resolutions in the New Year. It’s not that we don’t like resolutions; we’re all for creating a healthier, more improved version of you. It’s just that resolutions tend to receive a bad wrap. They’re often lofty and while set with the best intentions, they’re also not the easiest to achieve.
The holiday season is officially here and chances are your calendar is already full of parties and family gatherings. A lot of times, eating and drinking play a center role in said celebrations. However, what’s good for our taste buds is not always good for our waistlines.
We talk a lot about setting goals and working on ways to achieve them, but we don’t always talk about how to reward ourselves for reaching those goals. Losing weight, gaining strength or training for an event should be celebrated in healthy ways that won’t derail the work you’ve already done.
Whether you dream of climbing Mount Everest, running a 5K race or hiking 30 miles in one day, achieving a goal, no matter how large or small, is a rewarding experience. In terms of fitness, goals push us through tough times, both mentally and physically, and keep us going when it looks like the finish line is just a mirage.