Every year around this time I like to sit down and make myself some goals for the upcoming year. I don’t tend to make New Years resolutions as such, I prefer to make more generalised goals to work towards instead. I thought I would share the five goals I’m setting myself for 2016.
1. Drink more water
So let’s get the old cliched drink more water goal out of the way! I really am terrible at drinking enough water, some days I end up with awful headaches and realise I’ve not drunk enough for the day. I’ve recently purchased a hydratem8 bottle to help encourage me to drink 2 litres a day. So far it’s making a world of difference and I will be posting a review soon.
2. Eat to fuel my workouts
As you’ll know from my previous posts I’ve lost three stone through diet and exercise and now I’m at my goal weight I want to eat in a way that fuels my strength training sessions and helps build me a stronger, leaner body. I’ve purchased Joe Wick’s lean in 15 cookbook to give me some recipe ideas.
3. Believe I can
Confidence is a big issue for me, I struggle sometimes in group social situations. I find I often get lost in a big group and struggle to interact. I need to work on believing in myself more and this year is the year I am determined to trust myself and build my confidence to a level where social situations don’t intimidate me anymore.
4. Start running again
I love to run, I find it relaxes me and helps me to feel strong. I stopped running over the summer as I was training for a charity walk and kind of forgot about my runs. Now the winter has rolled around again I am keen to get back out there! I intend to run once a week, on a Sunday just to build my cardiovascular fitness levels up again and just to get that amazing clear head feeling only a run can give!
5. Maintain good habits
The past two years of my fitness journey has taught me so much, mainly how exercise and a good diet helps raise my mood and energy levels, it helps boost my confidence and its helped me discover something that I love and is good for me in return! In 2016 I hope to continue my hard work and keep eating well and exercising, with a little treat along the way!
So those are the five main goals I’ve set for myself for 2016, I hope they will help me have a healthy, happy year!
What are your goals for 2016?