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4 Goal Setting Tips to Rock the New Year

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Are you reaching your goals for this coming year? Find out why goal setting beats resolution-making: here are 4 goal setting tips to stay on track this year!

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A new year has arrived and you know what does that means, right? Resolutions! But let’s be honest, by now there are a lot of broken resolutions and we’re not even into the month of February. I’m actually not a huge fan of resolutions because they are usually inflexible and often too generic.

That’s why I love goal setting! Here are a few of my favorite goal setting tips and one of the ways I get immune support while working towards my goals.

Goals vs. resolutions…what’s the difference?

So what’s the difference between goals and resolutions? Aren’t they pretty much the same thing? Well, not really. Here is the main difference between resolutions and goals:

  • Resolutions are non-specific and general: ex. I want to lose weight this year
  • Goals are specific: ex. I want to lose 5 pounds by June 1st

Resolutions usually don’t work because they aren’t specific enough to engage us in the long run. People often forget the “why” behind the resolution when life gets busy.

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 Don’t leave life to chance!

How To Set Awesome Goals

By now I am sure we have all heard of S.M.A.R.T. goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. These are research proven ways to create goals you can stick to, but I have a few more tips to add to that list to make your goals truly awesome. In addition to being S.M.A.R.T., your goals should also be:

Flexible

Life changes, and sometimes goals should change too. Due to injury, I have had to postpone my goal of running a half marathon. It is still a long-term goal of mine, but I am going to make sure my body heals right first. Until then, my new goal is to run a faster 5K and to do more races this year (budget permitting)

Meaningful

Pick things that really mean something to you! If you pick things that are meaningful to someone else, then you can quickly lose your motivation

Shareable

Share your goal with others for accountability!

Plan-able

Plan out and list how you will meet your goals. Break it down into step-by-steps so you have clear direction

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My Goals for the New Year

Here are a few of my goals for this coming year:

  • Exercise 30+ minutes daily, even if it’s something small like stretching
  • Maintain a well rounded fitness routine – don’t neglect my strength training
  • Run more 5K races this year and improve my 5K race time
  • Commit to writing and blog posting regularly and become more efficient in writing
  • Get outside more
  • Complete my second sprint triathlon and beat last year’s time
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How I Plan on Reaching my Goals

During times of increased physical stress I need to meet my fitness goals in a healthy way. After all, what’s the point of reaching your goals if I wreck my body in the process? As important as goals are, it is equally important to support health throughout the journey. Here is how I plan on meeting my goals in a healthy way this year:

  • Gradually increase my activity again so I am not super sore
  • Sit less. Set up a standing desk and continue to use my walking desk on my treadmill so I can meet both goals of writing more and moving more
  • Improve my diet, specifically increase my protein and veggies, and reduce sugar, stay well hydrated, and get back into tracking my diet regularly again
  • Plan ahead. Our goal of getting outside more includes camping and hiking, which requires advance planning for the year ahead.
  • Embrace a schedule. Stick to a writing and and blog posting schedule, and limit distractions during my scheduled writing time (that’s challenging!)
  • Support my immune health throughout the year with supplements like Ester-C

Reaching Goals and Supporting Health

We put more stress on our bodies when we work hard to meet our goals, especially our physical fitness goals. It’s important to make sure our immune system is supported throughout the year with proper diet, recovery, and some Vitamin C. Ester-C is a great Vitamin C supplement option for immune support since it is formulated to stay in your system longer than regular vitamin C. Plus, it’s non-acidic and is gentler on your stomach than regular Vitamin C.

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One of the things I love about Ester-C is that it fits my diet. Ester-C is free of: gluten, wheat, milk, lactose, artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners; preservatives, sugar, starch, soy, yeast, sodium, fish, and is suitable for vegetarians. That’s pretty awesome!

In addition to getting your Vitamin C, don’t forget to…

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Watch your intake of sugar and artificial sweeteners
  • Eat plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables
  • Get plenty of sunshine and fresh air

You can find Ester-C 24 Hour Immune Support in Walmart stores in the supplements and multivitamin areas. It is easy to find! Follow Ester-C on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with new Ester-C products, tips, and promos.

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 Tell me: what are your goals for this year?
Do you make resolutions? Why or why not?

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6 thoughts on “4 Goal Setting Tips to Rock the New Year”

  1. I always try to do SMART goals, some of my resolutions these year have been to run a half marathon, exercise every day in Jan (done), continue daily blogging (done), update fitness blog 4-5 times a week (done) and continue with yoga (done).

    I’m doing pretty well so far, I just hope it continues 🙂

    Corinne x

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    • That’s really awesome, Corinne! Way to stick with it 😉 Some of my goals have been hit and miss lately, but the biggest thing is to keep moving forward even if you miss a few days

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  2. My main goal this year is the Half Marathon I’m training for that’s in May. It will be my first one. So I am trying to build up my endurance and mileage.

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    • That’s a great goal! I was training for a half-marathon last year and my plans got derailed by tendinitis in my knee. But it’s still a long term goal of mine! I hope your training and race go great!

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  3. These are great tips for goal setting! :} I’m definitely more into goals vs. resolutions. I need to sit less and make up more of a schedule for my blog too! Best of luck to you on yours! I’m working at a pediatric clinic right now, so I almost feel like getting sick is unavoidable, hahaha.

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