Fix the Leaks in Your Foundation to Reach Your Goals

We are getting closer to the time of year when think about our goals.  How we did/didn’t reach them in 2013 or perhaps making new goals for 2014.  There are only a few weeks left in 2013.  Why not use them for laying the foundation for 2014?

There is no better time than the present to start making little changes.  December can be a frustrating month with all the festivities to take part in.  You can either throw caution to the wind and not think about your goals at all until January OR you can take a few steps towards them so you are in the right mindset come January.  

Goal: Start Exercise Class ‘X’- Plan now!  Look at your schedule.  Look at the schedule for the class or classes you wish to attend.  Work now to make it mesh.  Arrange for any babysitting, work schedule changes, etc now so you don’t have any obstacles in your way when you start.  Sign up for the class NOW.  It’s a commitment waiting for you.  Make sure you have everything you need for the class like clothes, shoes, etc.  Foundation is set.

Goal: Lose Fat- Why not make a few changes now?  You can still enjoy all those parties but by making a few changes now, it will be in the forefront of your decisions and you won’t be so far behind come January.  

Here are a few ideas to practice:   

  • try smaller portions 
  • say ‘no thank you’ a little more often
  • eat more vegetables
  • enjoy fewer alcoholic beverages
  • have a sugar-free day here and there

Goal: Quit Smoking- Plan your foundation now by looking into various aids such as hypnosis (hey, it worked for someone I know), programs, ideas from the internet (learn from others who have had successes and failures).  You can start now by cutting down by one or two a day.  You’ll feel positive for being ahead of the plan!

Goal: Exercise between visits with your trainer- Try not to aim for perfection.  This will actually set you back since it is unrealistic.  First aim for once in a week.  If you can make it the same day every week then you will be more successful for the long term.  Don’t add a second day until this one becomes a habit such that you don’t even have to think about it.  

I hope the rest of 2013 will be full of foundation building, positive thoughts, excitement and success!

Contact me if you would like to discuss your foundation and goal-setting!


© Jennifer Wasylenko 2013