We were able to get away for the weekend with another couple and it was so nice. We didn’t workout, we didn’t set any alarms (because we have a baby and don’t need alarm clocks anymore) we barely had cell service, and we ate lots of yummy finger foods. We played charades under a sheet and laughed really hard, which counts as exercise right? We watched the ball drop on TV and talked a little bit about our goals for 2018. Did anyone else have a similar experience this weekend?

We ask, because as it turns out, science has proven that there is a right and a wrong way to set goals.

If you don’t know where to start or what to do, here is a simple and fun exercise called the Goal Wheel.

Rate the different areas of your life on a scale from 1 to 5 (1 being extremely dissatisfied, 5 being extremely satisfied).

  • Business: How do you feel about your work, career or business effectiveness and success?
  • Friends: How is your social life? Your friendships and support system?
  • Family: How are your personal relationships? Your partner or spouse?
  • Personal Passions: Do you have personal passion projects, hobbies or fun activities that fulfill you?
  • Spiritual: You can interpret this one as you like. It could be your faith, mental health, personal journeys or mindset.
  • Health: Are you happy with your physical health and wellness?

Once you know what areas you are looking to improve on this year, we need to get them written down. Let’s go old fashion here folks and put pen to paper.

We strongly recommend you include these three things.
1) Your goal – (why) think about why this is important to you.
2) Your timeline – (when) this is so important! You need to give yourself a deadline!
3) Your roadmap – (how) what steps do you need to take to crush your goal.

SPOILER ALERT- this is Cami and I’m going to get really personal and fill you in on one of my goals for this year. I have been really stagnant with my fitness and weight loss after having Bonnie. Breastfeeding made me hungry all of the time and I haven’t made exercise a priority the last 6 months. Because of these factors, I am 14lbs heavier than I was before I got pregnant and I’ve lost a decent amount of muscle.

My goal is to lose 14lbs by Bonnies first birthday 3/28/18. (How is my baby almost a year old?!) I want to prove to myself that I still have what it takes to be a good athlete, and that is discipline, something I haven’t exercised in awhile. I have my whole roadmap and timeline paced out for the next 3 months- from my nutrition, my workouts, my recovery, and my “me time”. I also have an amazingly supportive husband who knows a thing or two about being in shape. 😉

Feel free to send any encouragement my way and lets talk about some goals you have. Lets crush them together! This weekend we joked a lot about New Year, New Me but the consensus for our group is that we wanted to do life better this year. I know what that means for me, what does it mean for you? Lets get there together!