I can’t believe its 2014 already! I guess it’s time to reflect on last years achievements and assess what changes you want to make in the New Year. Don’t be discouraged if you didn’t achieve all your goals, use this year as an opportunity to prioritise the goals you didn’t achieve last year.
However, be realistic when goal setting. Sometimes we aim to accomplish 101 things by the end of the year, without assessing whether this is even feasible. I mean there’s no point completing the year having completed all your goals half heartedly.
As the year was coming to an end, I got a bit upset that I didn’t get to complete everything I set out to do. Nevertheless, I realised that there was a reason for the delay and it just wasn’t the right time.
However, I have so many things to be thankful for that I don’t even know where to begin. I’m not going to list all of them, because you probably don’t want to hear them lol, but what I will say is, blogging has shown me that nothing is impossible.
Blogging was one of my resolutions last year and within a year I’ve had over 30,000 views. Anyone who knows me personally knows that I was very nervous and scared about blogging. I put it off for the longest time. I was scared that no one would read it or that it would be rubbish. To some people it may be just that, but my hits tell me I’m doing something right. I have had nothing but positive feedback and I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone that has followed me and supported me on my journey.
Your support means a lot to me and is the motivation I need to keep doing what I’m doing. I know I’ve said this before, but when I first started my journey it was all about me. I wasn’t doing it to benefit anyone else and it was all about my personal gain. I was just a girl who liked posting gym pictures on Instagram, but I soon came to realise that I was beginning to inspire those around me without even noticing it, and for those reasons, I won’t stop doing what I’m doing.
My advice for this year would be set yourself realistic goals that way you’re more likely to stick to it. If your goal is to finally get active and lose weight, instead of it being a resolution, why not have it as a change in lifestyle with the intention of it lasting a lifetime. As I’ve said before, fitness isn’t a destination but rather a journey. It’s much harder to maintain your results once you’ve reached your goal.
I would suggest creating a 2014 vision board and placing images and words of all the things you want to accomplish this year. Have this board in a place you will see everyday. This should keep you on track and act as a constant reminder of your objectives for that year. Sometimes having your goals on paper, is what you need to take the steps to make it a reality.
Let’s make 2014 a productive year and focus on making those dreams a reality.