The holidays have come and gone and with a new year brings New Year’s resolutions. Many resolutions tend to err on the side of starting fresh and kicking off a healthy lifestyle or perhaps continuing an even stronger one. Resolutions are a great way to sit down and set your goals for the year ahead and to reflect on the past year and all that you have achieved.
Having a goal helps to set up what you want to accomplish and gives you something to work towards. Perhaps you are eager to start hitting the gym, maybe you want to pick up a new activity like tennis or hiking, or maybe you plan to start incorporating more healthy foods into your diet. Whatever your goals – sit down and consider each one carefully.
Remember that there are no quick fixes. Be honest with yourself and set manageable goals and really understand what it is you want to achieve. If you haven’t been active in a while consider speaking with your doctor or trainer to create a plan that makes sense for you and your body. Every body is different so focus on what is right for you.
Ushering in a new year is an exciting time as we have the chance to set our intentions for the months ahead but remember you can set resolutions and goals at any time. So get out there, stay positive, be active and get after it! You are capable of anything you set your mind to.
Kathy Smith and daughter Kate Grace walk onstage at the 37th Annual Salute To Women In Sports Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Women’s Sports Foundation)