Sunday, December 27, 2015

Th End of The Year is Here

Christmas is over, and we are all winding down at my house. Next....New Years! Which means this is a week of reflection. A week of looking at the past year, asking if it was a good year? Assessing accomplishments and failures. And then taking all of that information and moving it into the next year. 

My husband has already told me that for the first month of the New Year he will be having a "reset", this means a green smoothie every day, a gallon of water, and a minimum of 3 miles a day. After a super busy end of the year he needs a reset.
One of my biggest accomplishments for this year has been getting pregnant, we had to work hard for this one. This will also lead to my biggest accomplishment of next year. On top of that though I have already started looking at races and forming plans.  My last little guy was a c-section so my race plans are keeping in mind that I will most likely be having another c-section and knowing that first and foremost my focus is on this new baby. 
This week I will be meeting with my clients and asking them to make health and fitness goals for the next year. Some of my clients have been with me for years and they have learned how to make goals, they know the questions I will ask and will hopefully be prepared. I will not accept the goal of "get healthier," instead I make them think through what that means. Make small and big goals based on the idea of getting healthier. Does that mean adding veggies daily, drinking more water, adding another day of exercise, running at least 20 miles a week, training for a marathon in the fall, getting blood pressure numbers down to a healthy range, etc, etc? Think through the specifics when making your goals.
One of the big things with me is finding balance in life. As you think through your goals think through all the areas of your life. Spend more time with your family, read to your kids every night, spend a few moments every night meditating, keep a gratitude journal, etc. I am a firm believer that you can only find true happiness if you are working on keeping everything in check and growing in all aspects of life.
One of my non fitness goals will be to get my 3 year old potty trained before my baby gets here. Wish me luck!