This post was sponsored by Zappos, but (as always) all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that make Lake Shore lady possible!
Sneakers: Women’s Asics GT-2000 c/o Zappos (These shoes run TTS and are insanely comfortable. I’ve been trying to do more running intervals on the treadmill recently and these are supportive but still super lightweight. Plus, Zappos has free/fast shipping and a 365 day return policy!) | Sweatshirt: c/o Everlane | Leggings: Outdoor Voices
Tis the season of resolutions. They’re everywhere. I’ll be honest, I usually avoid talking about them all together by distracting you all with reflections and a recap of the previous year. Still hoping to get that done ? Woops!
But this year, I thought I’d approach this topic from a different angle. Whether you like the term “resolutions” or not, I think we can all get on board with setting goals. And one of the best times to think about goals is the start of a new year!
One of the reasons I don’t love resolutions is because it’s SO hard to set tons of goals for an ENTIRE year. And this is coming from a goal oriented person! So, why do I say that? Because life happens. Curveballs will pop up, and more importantly, sometimes goals shift.
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in my adult life is accepting that what is most important to you can change. That doesn’t mean you’ve failed at your goals set in January – that means that you are leaving room to learn more about yourself, what you’re capable of, and what lights a fire in you.
So put the stereotypical resolutions like “I want to work out every day” and “I’m going to eat less carbs” aside. If you like thinking about long-term goals, maybe put one or two out into the universe. For example, last year one of my goals was to go full time with Lake Shore Lady.
Setting that goal helped me believe that it was possible, while also giving myself the grace to make the decision when I felt the time was right. That may be an example of a good long-term goal, but I’m pretty sure that was the ONLY one I set. Instead of muddying your vision for the year with tons of resolutions you may or may not stick to, try to focus on one really important one at a time.
After that, I think the key to success is focusing on short term goals. Think about it. If you have something specific that you really want to accomplish this week or this month, you will likely figure out a way to do it. Right? But if you want to maybe do something by 6 months from now, when are you going to actually tackle it? Are you ever actually going to tackle it? Before you know it, it’s just another resolution you didn’t fulfill and you feel bad about yourself. Ummm, no thanks! We are all doing so much every day, who has time to ALSO feel bad about not doing something we said we wanted to do that one time?
How To Not Feel Overwhelmed Setting Goals for 2019
1. Focus on one long term goal at a time.
2. Set new short term goals each month.
3. Check in with yourself each month. Did you accomplish the goals you set? Why/Why not?
4. Invest in yourself! If something was holding you back from accomplishing a goal you set, what can you do differently so you accomplish it next month? Can you take time to learn a new skill that will help you? Or finally buy that new pair of Asics sneaks you saw on Lake Shore Lady’s blog?! ?
5. Celebrate the victories! When you accomplish something you wanted to, pat yourself on the back!! Take a moment to acknowledge how it feels. Sometimes that’s the best motivation to keep going!
And if your goals this year/month/week involve health and fitness, I seriously can’t recommend these women’s Asics GT-2000™ 7 shoes enough. I absolutely hate running, but I’ve been trying to do more walk/run intervals on the treadmill recently and these have helped SO MUCH. They incorporate lighter and stronger materials, which means that they have tons of support and enhanced cushioning while still staying super lightweight. When it comes to running, I need all the help I can get – and these have been a dream! Plus, I always prefer lightweight shoes when I move from the cardio equipment to the floor. Doing leg lifts at the end of a hard workout in heavy shoes is the WORST. Anyone else know what I’m talking about?!
And the best part is that you can get them on Zappos! If you’ve never shopped with Zappos, they’re seriously the best. Free shipping, a 365 day return policy, and amazing customer service. Oh, and the shipping is CRAZY fast. I told you it’s the best!
I also recommend downloading my FREE printable 2019 Workout and Wellness Calendar to help you stay on top of your goals. Along with a calendar to help you plan your workout schedule, each month has a set of check-in questions. This way, you can track exactly how you’re doing with your goals, how your body/mind feel as a result, and maybe even how your new Asics helped you crush your running goals ?
Have you tried these women’s Asics GT-2000 7 shoes before?
If any of your goals involve running this year, snag yourself a pair on Zappos! You won’t regret it, I promise!
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PS you might also like my FREE and printable 2019 Workout & Wellness Calendar!