Time Is Ticking Away
Now that I realize that I haven't fulfilled any of my goals yet (although I have made progress with the necessary foundational work that has to take place first), I am narrowing down my list to one concrete goal for more clarity. Lasting change often happens in small intervals, and attempting to change too many things at the same time may end up resulting in frustration and feelings of defeat.
Distinguishing Between the Goal and the Process
When I revisited my main goal for this year, I decided to identify the everyday choices I have to make for my goal to become a reality, so when I review my list each time I update my exercise log, I will know if I am on track to reaching my goal of running a half marathon this fall.
Make Your Goal Known - Layer In Accountability
I narrowed down my previous mile-long list of New Year's resolutions to one main goal: train for and run Richmond Half Marathon in November injury-free without digestive setbacks. Because of my foot surgery in February, I've had some hiccups in my ability to run as much as I want thus far, but I am improving under the guidance of my physical therapist, podiatrist, and personal trainer. Also, I am working with another dietitian to help guide me through some nutritional goals that I feel are important for me to address. Having a team to help guide me and provide accountability are HUGE to ensure I follow through appropriately so I am on the starting line well-prepared in November!
What is your BIG goal for 2017? How will you go about carrying out the necessary day-to-day preparations to make it happen? Who is your accountability partner who will give you "tough love" when you need it most?