Its about that time. That time where you look at a New Year like a blank slate, like a fresh start. I love the thought of new beginnings and new goals. There is one part about all this new-ness that I don't like. I don't think the new year should bring a "new you", I think it should stay the same you, but achieving those goals that you set. Maybe the new year brings a more complete you, but don't write off everything you have already worked towards. This is a great time to reflect on what you have already accomplished in life, take a deep breath, and then continue that forward momentum into the new year and set higher goals.
I am a very goal-oriented person and personally love setting goals to achieve. This year, along with some goals I set, I also wanted to add resolutions or rituals to add to my routine. For example, self-care. SELF-CARE is SO IMPORTANT and not something to be overlooked. My goal is to be overall better about taking care of my body and myself. How am I going to do this? I am going to commit and hold myself accountable. I beat myself up teaching multiple spin classes a week, so now I am going to vow to mix in at least two extra classes a week of cross-training. One class has to be a yoga class, and one class a different form of cardio than spin (boxing, kickboxing, running etc.). Another self-care goal is to take one epsom salt bath a week, and to get one massage a month. This goal can be tough because financially, massages can be hard to swing. However, I feel as though it is necessary for taking care of my body and will find a way to work it into my budget. With these self-care rituals, I will fall into a routine of taking better care of my body and it will have short and long term benefits.
Another resolution I am committing to is: traveling more. Traveling can mean just about going anywhere besides my bed. I find that I am exhausted a lot and tend to not want to leave my bed when I finally have a day off or time to myself. I want to use this time more wisely and take more day trips to surrounding places and explore more. I love new adventures, but I never have time to do anything. I am going to MAKE time (meaning cut out some naps and netflix), and take more trips to places that can be easily accessed from Boston, MA. This is easier said than done, but I'm starting out the new year strong and heading up to Stowe, VT for a 3 day weekend this coming weekend and I can't wait!
With that being said, take this new year and run head first into it. Get excited, have fun, plan a trip, go crazy!
What are some new years resolutions you have planned for yourself?
I'm Carly Biron, a fitness and exercise enthusiast. This whole idea stemmed from me starting a job where I have a lot of extra time on my hands. I have been through a long journey of trying to break into the fitness industry, which is why I essentially created this page.