The last time I sat down to write a post about ONE WORD goals was for my 2016 post! Shame on me! I feel like 2016 into 2017 was a bit of a blur of crazy sh** and chaos exploding in my life to leave behind the most beautiful situation I could’ve ended up in. So, for ‘skipping’ 2017, I am sorry friends!
If you want to catch on that 2016 post it’s HERE.
To recap why I create a ONE WORD GOAL each year, it’s simple: I don’t want to get overwhelmed. Creating lists of resolutions and constantly feeling like we’re not tackling that list can make us feel like we’re not accomplishing jack squat. Instead, I try to use ONE WORD to keep my focus throughout the year. This ONE WORD can apply to my fitness goals, personal goals, professional life, family life, and individual goals.
If I had to look back, my 2017 word would be SURVIVAL. I opened up and shared our journey with parenthood this past year, my journey losing the baby weight, and also our changes to our family dynamic in previous posts. I didn’t want to let go of my goals, but I knew that the goal was to just SURVIVE. I had to make changes to my career (POST HERE.) I’m grateful to now be on the other side of 2017, to be honest with you.
Knowing that God doesn’t give me more than I can handle, I made a promise to myself to end 2017 with momentum that would help me figure out my 2018 ONE WORD GOAL:
What do I mean?
I have felt overwhelmed more than I can explain in 2017. We were trying to get adjusted to having not only one new family member (K) added to our household, but also added my mama to the mix. Our ‘routine’ was shaken to its core and decisions had to be made to be sure we were doing the right thing. I had many goals and projects that were put on hold, as they should’ve been. This year, there’s NO LIMIT to what I’ll try to do for myself and my family and there’ll be NO stopping me from achieving just that. I have seen myself STOP on runs, rides, in workouts, with the day all because I was unable to handle it. This year, I have settled into a new ‘crazy normal’ and won’t let life interfere or be an excuse. In my fitness career, I won’t stop helping those who want to work hard to live a healthier and happier life with hard work and being uncomfortable. In my workouts, I won’t stop when things get tough – even if I just slow down. In my goal of being more present for my family, I won’t stop being the best I can be for them.
Each of us have our own set of goals for the new year so we continue to be BETTER.
So, how do you choose your own ONE WORD GOAL?
- Look at your list of goals – or make one first
- Find a common thread in all of them
- Decide on ONE WORD you can throw into your mind when assessing your progress
- State that ONE WORD aloud to your friends and family for accountability
Are you up for the challenge?