December 30-January 5, 2019
Happy New Year
Happy 2019. We want you to make 2019 a great year. Set some new goals this week for your fitness in 2019 this week. Also, kick the new year off with a bang doing our 31 workout in January challenge!
THINGS TO PRACTICE:
1. 31 Workout Challenge. This challenge is back for the month of January. Get 31 workouts in 31 days all lasting 31 minutes or more. Grab a friend or two for an accountability partner and tackle the challenge this week. If you know you are going to miss a day for travel or another reason, make sure to bank a workout and perform 2 workouts on the same day to stay on track.
2. Set Your 2019 Fitness Goals. We want you to set your sights on some new goals to conquer in 2019. These goals can be anything; completing a marathon, reducing cholesterol, losing 20lbs, or setting a PR in your next 10k. Whatever your goal, make sure it is challenging but attainable. We want these goals to help you live the Fit Collective lifestyle not discourage you. The goal should promote positive health changes that are sustainable for you in the long run. Check out some of our goal success strategies below.
- Be Mindful: Once you set your goal, you need to keep it front of mind and continually work toward it. It is difficult to achieve a goal that you are not consistently striving for.
- Behavior Consistent With Objective: This one is obvious, but we see it as a struggle for many people. If you set a goal to train for a half marathon, but never get off the couch and go run, your behavior is not consistent with your objective. You must take the baby steps to get to your goal along the way. Do the little things that make a difference and monitor your behavior to make sure you are making steps toward your goal.
- Activity Is Different Than Achievement: Don’t confuse being busy and doing a lot of activity with achievement toward your goal. Let’s use the half marathon example. If you are constantly getting in lots of workouts, but never running, you are not going to be ready to meet your half marathon goal. Similarly, if you set a goal to PR your next 10k, make sure your running is targeted toward that. Just going out for a run is not very purposeful in helping you PR your next 10k. Perform some speed work, complete lactate threshold building workouts, and utilize your recovery days. You must be purposeful in your activity to truly set yourself out to achieve your goal.
- Stay The Course: Goals take time to accomplish. There will be ups and downs along the way. Setbacks happen, but don’t quit. The only time you truly don’t reach your goal is if you quit. Many goals take a longer time period to accomplish than initially thought, but if you stick to it and see it out you can reach your goal.
THIS WEEK’S RECIPES
We love to keep meals healthy, easy, and tasty! Try some of these awesome recipes this week.