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Re-Think That New Year’s Resolution!

“Focus on the journey and not the destination”. How many times have you heard that saying in your life? Right?! Let’s talk about how we can apply this approach when setting goals for this year.

New Year’s resolutions can be exciting to set, but they don’t always come with directions. It’s easy to get hung up on achieving a very specific outcome, like: 

  • “I’m going to get into great shape this year.”
  • “I must lose X pounds before Valentine’s Day.”
  • “I want to lean out and have ripped abs this year.”

The challenge with setting goals that focus on the outcome is that they don’t always tell us what to do tomorrow to help us get there. Thinking about the journey is especially important right from the beginning. It can be discouraging at the outset when our focus is only on the final destination and we don’t have a clear path to get there.

So instead of a setting goal around a specific outcome like above, break it down into tiny (but important), more achievable and sustainable goals (part of your journey) that will help you get to where you want to be. 

If you’re looking to get into great shape this year, try setting goals like:

  • “I’m going to make half my plate veggies at supper five times a week.”
  • “I’m going to go to the gym three times a week and do 20 minutes of weights and 20 minutes of cardio.”
  • “I’m going to plan my meals and do some batch cooking on Sundays to have meals ready to go for the week.”

Now I have some homework for you! Write down 2-3 healthy behaviour goals that you would like to commit to that will help you achieve your New Year’s resolution. 

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Jenn Giurgevich is the founder of Spark Nutrition & Health, a virtual nutrition consulting business.
Visit www.sparknutritionandhealth.ca for more information.


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