I am no longer a fan of New Years resolutions. I always used to be. I still remember writing in my diary on New Years Eve in middle school telling myself that this would be the year I would get skinny. I can’t even count how many years I prepped and planned some sort of diet scheme to make me lose weight. This would be the year! I’m still waiting for that miracle year.
This doesn’t mean I’m not a fan of goals. I’m a big believer in goal setting and think that if you never even set something as a goal, how are you ever going to accomplish it? That being said I don’t think goals need to start on January 1st or Monday morning. I also don’t think that goals necessarily should be quick fixes (like a 12 day juice detox) or should be something you’re not ready for. If I don’t really want to take yoga classes why would I sign up for a month of yoga just to set a goal? Instead this year I’m taking a different approach. I am looking back at last year and pinpointing what I loved and didn’t love so much about the year behind me. How I can make changes and set goals that will help to make this a much-improved year? Let’s find out…
Last Year: I wavered between loving it and not wanting to go so much. I took a 3 week break from CrossFit and couldn’t wait to get back. I had set a ton of lofty goals at the beginning of the year that in the back of my mind I knew I’d never accomplish in one year.
This Year: I go to CrossFit because I love it and the second it becomes not fun I will take a break. I set reasonable CrossFit goals, like 10 kipping pull ups in a row by the end of the year, rather than way out there ones, like getting my first muscle up. I put in the effort to improve because I love training and reaching my goals and not because I want the perfect body or to be skinny.
Last Year: I started my website in June of 2012 and can’t believe I’ve already been blogging for 6 months. I loved blogging but at times felt like I had to come up with a new recipe or had to comment on a website. I needed to seem perfect and like my problems with my own nutrition were slim to none; I am a nutritionist after all.
This Year: I continue to blog as often as I want to but I don’t always have to. I post fun recipes if I want to share but I also post my thoughts and opinions because it is my website. I comment on the blogs and posts I love but don’t always have to. I spread positivity through my blog but also share my personal thoughts and struggles because they are reality. I want to be relatable as much as I am positive.
My Nutrition Business
Last Year: I started my blog in June and focused on building readership but didn’t necessarily focus enough on getting clients. I did sign and work with several clients successfully and loved every minute of it! I worked with a couple mentors and reached out to successful nutritionists for advice. I held my first nutrition workshop, grocery tour, and online coaching sessions.
This Year: I focus on growing my business. I attend B school with Marie Forleo and learn how to improve all aspects of my business. I work with a nutrition mentor to gain additional assistance. I complete my blog redesign and focus on more personal, honest posts. I have 10 full time clients by the end of the year.
Last Year: I was all over the place in experimenting with different eating styles, paleo, zone, gluten free, meat free, and so many more all happened. I followed the last diet I will ever follow and am slowly starting to get closer to finding out what works for me.
This Year: I am label free with my eating. I eat to fuel my body and feel the best I can possible be. I am making choices that honor my body but also honor my cravings. I continue with my 2nd year of being 100% gluten free. I continue to work on getting myself to love vegetables just a little bit more. No more diets for me. Not ever. I eat to fuel my body and feel my best.
Last Year: Although I didn’t always share it on my blog or reflect it in my posts this past year was a bit of a struggle for me. A lot of things were unstable or in limbo and my type A personality didn’t like that at all. I struggled with anxiety and concerns about how people would perceive me with my new profession: a nutritionist.
This Year: I am positive. I regain a sense of confidence that has been lost in me for a very long time. I no longer concern myself with anxiety about others thoughts of me and instead surround myself with people who love me and who I love. I am fun and happy and proud of myself just the way I am. I reflect my thoughts in my post. I am honest on my blog and share how I feel whether or not it is positive.
These are just some of the visions I have for the year ahead and can’t wait to kick off the new year with them. I am so excited to grow my nutrition business and website in the year 2013 and can’t wait to bring you along on this journey with me!
Now it’s your turn: What’s your vision for the year 2013???