2017 Goals

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2017 is around the corner and it’s a brand new year to set some goals and challenge yourself! I usually start each week with a new set of goals, as it helps me work towards something and I’m much more likely to achieve them if I’ve written them down. 2016 has been a whirlwind to say the least – I decided to quit my job, move out of my flat in London, leave my friends and family back in the UK and move to Sydney! Safe to say it’s been one of the scariest things I’ve ever done, but I’m a big believer in pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone, and looking back, it’s been one of the best things I’ve done. Moving countries and changing lifestyles has made it tough to stick to a proper routine; so I’m definitely craving some new rules along with a different somewhat stricter regime as we head into a new year. A new year brings new goals and great motivation, I’ve been thinking a lot what I want to achieve next year, and I’ve come up with the following:

  • Become a personal trainer – eeeeeeekk! My old job left me feeling deflated and demotivated, having the chance to do something I really love and feel passionately about really excites me. I can’t wait to learn and put everything into practice with workout videos, events and SO many more adventures!
  • Work on my form and technique when exercising – so important to preventing injuries and aids progress
  • Do a handstand – yoga is something I have always found challenging; being able to achieve this in 2017 is a small but important goal for me and I am 100% determined to smash it!
  • STRENGTH – towards the end of 2016 this was one of my main goals and I want to continue this into 2017. It’s a very vague goal, and open to interpretation but this is something I want to work on throughout the whole year in all aspects of my busy life
  • Read more – I LOVE reading and this has definitely been pushed back as I’ve been so busy recently. I’m setting aside time every evening to read a book/article/blog post, it is important to take time for yourself, even if it’s just 15 mins a day

So there are my goals, I’ve decided to set 5 as I think any more may get a little difficult to track. We’re heading into a new year and nothing will motivate you more than when you reach your target.

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Now it’s your turn! Here’s a few tips for writing your goals which have helped me in the past:

Be Realistic

No one likes a goal that isn’t achievable. You’re much more likely to give up if you don’t set something that you can reach. I would set a variety of goals – some that may be easier to achieve than others, so it will motivate you to get to the next one.

Be Specific

Saying you want to lose a few pounds or look better won’t motivate you to do something. Be precise – if you want to hit a certain PB in training or a race write down the exact target you want to achieve. Give some goals a time frame so you can keep track of where you are and where you want to be.

Push Yourself

Set goals that will challenge yourself more than you normally would. Don’t be afraid to try something new – you might end up surprising yourself!

Focus on the long-term

You want to have goals that will help to change your lifestyle, rather than have an immediate effect which you won’t continue. Leading a fit and healthy lifestyle is something that takes time

Be Consistent

Check your goals each week and track your progress. This will help motivate you to push yourself that little bit more the next week!

Hopefully this will help set your goals for 2017 and make it an even more successful year than 2016! I want everyone to smash their goals, whatever they may be, and be proud of yourself! YOU CAN DO THIS.

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Lucy x

 

4 Comments

  1. Laura
    January 6, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    Wow ive always wanted to move to Australia but never had the guts to do it! I love the life style over there the weather is great also! Cant wait to see more posts on your journey. And i LOVE your gain weight post im trying to gain wanna be healthy fit strong and happy also like food again! Aint got a clue what to do so any advice more than welcome! As i fear ill just get fat! Anyway happy new year cant wait to read more posts x

    • Lucy
      January 7, 2017 / 9:22 am

      It’s the most amazing place you should definitely consider it! That’s great to hear, if you are looking to eat more I would recommend increasing this amount over time rather than in one go. You’ll be absolutely fine I promise! Good luck with everything!
      Lucy x

  2. January 11, 2017 / 7:14 am

    Love this post, your goals are very similar to mine however you are definitely ahead of me on the fitness front! Haha. I’ve just started a blog to follow my journey! All new to this! I went to Sydney last year, absolutely beautiful place, such a huge decision for you to move there!! Hope 2017 brings you everything you wish for 😊

    • Lucy
      January 11, 2017 / 11:22 am

      Hi Aleisha,
      Thanks for your message! So exciting you’ve started a blog and can now document your journey. Oh I love it here – don’t think I’ll ever want to leave! Hope you have a great year too! Lucy xx

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