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Change it up

So how are those new year’s resolutions going?
I can hazard a guess that a lot, if not most of them, have already been broken or forgotten. There are many reasons for thisbut that’s not the point of this blog post.
Personally,  I do not have and do not do new years resolutions anymore. In the past I did.  You know how well that went! I now set goals for myself and go for them. This is similar to resolutions but very different at the same time. A resolution is a goal without definite boundaries.  A goal has a end point or something to aim at or achieve.

Example please?
Resolution: To exercise more.
Goal: Run 12 local park runs, 3 10km events and 1 half marathon.
Resolution: To do situps 3 times a week
Goal: Do 5 000 situps in the year ahead.

Get the point?
The last one highlights the point of this post. It happens to be a goal of mine. My goal however is 10 000 crunches. About 28 per day.
The point is this, do not go back to the same resolution every year. It did not work last year so you are already on the back foot before you start. Change it up a bit but keep the underlying goal the same.

This type of resolution does take some planning but it works. I have done more regular crunches this year than ever before and I am more motivated to keep going than before. 10 000 sounds a lot but broken down into daily chunks, it actually is not a lot at all.

Go ahead,  change it up and achieve something this year!


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