2021 is almost here and I have to tell you I love the beginning of a new year! I love to take time to reflect on my previous year and write goals and intentions for my upcoming year. Last year I tried something new when writing out my goals.
I wrote goals that started like this: “I want to be a person who…” A few of my health goals were:
- I want to be a person who drinks their body weight in water each day,
- I want to be a person who eats vegetables for lunch,
- I want to be a person who walks outside daily,
- I want to be a person who runs 3 times a week for 30 minutes
I have to tell you there was something about this mindset change around my goals that changed things for me. My focus changed from short term goals to long term habits. When I didn’t feel like doing one of my goals I would just remind myself of who I wanted to be as a person. I reminded myself a lot when I started running that if I wanted to be a person who ran 3 times a week I would have to suck it up and do it even when it felt really hard, even when I didn’t want to do it.
I reminded myself (and still do) that to stay hydrated sometimes I need to chug water even if I’m not even particularly thirsty. When I had a day when I didn’t quite reach my goal I gave myself grace and reminded myself that a person who does these things wouldn’t just give it up because life threw them a curveball. They would adjust and figure out a way to do the things.
The best part of writing my goals like this…I accomplished them all and now all of these things don’t seem like such a challenge anymore…they are just part of who I am and what I do on a regular basis.
Our Couch to Pilates Strong Program starting January 9th is designed for anyone who might be saying to themselves…I want to be a person who practices Pilates 2 or 3 times a week. I want to be a person who loves their workout. I want to be a person who is taking care of my body. I want to have a regular movement practice that helps me feel taller, move easier and makes me stronger!
If you are ready to commit to yourself this year we would love to help you get started. “The Couch to Pilates Strong” program includes 2 weekly live Beginner Classes and a bonus on demand shorter class (15-30 minutes). The live classes are recorded so if the time of class doesn’t work for you, you can take class anytime on your schedule.