I hadn't thought much about the new year until a few weeks ago when I was chatting to another girl at Uni. Much of my course over the Summer months is done online, however exercise science students were required to be on campus for a three day intensive prac session during November to learn how to perform a series of VO2Max tests. On day one, we were assigned a lab partner. Funnily enough, the girl I got to work with also turned out to be a group fitness instructor. Her name was Clare. Over the three days, we got chatting and discovered we had a lot in common. During one of our discussions, the topic of goals was brought up. Clare asked what my goals for 2013 involved.
Normally, I am a very goal orientated person. At the beginning of each new year I always write myself a list of things I'd like to achieve in the coming months. Usually, when someone asks me what my goals are, I am able to rattle off a huge list of things. However, when Clare asked me, my mind went blank. And I realised, I honestly had no idea. It rattled me a little.
Later, when I was home, I went back through old blog posts and unearthed my goals from the previous 3 years. I read over them and discovered with surprise that I had achieved them all! Without consciously noticing it, my goals over the last few years had all been centered around the same outcomes: Passing my design degree, learning how to run, getting my fitness qualifications and instructing Les Mills classes. It was really awesome to see how far I had come since 2010, when I had timidly stated that "maybe, I could potentially, if I worked really hard at it, attempt to study my cert 3 in fitness and train to teach Body Attack classes." Since then, I've passed my design degree with HDs, participated in multiple fun runs - including a half marathon (21km), completed a cert 3 in fitness, begun an exercise science degree and completed Les Mills module training to instruct not only Body Attack, but also Body Pump and CXworx.
It's pretty darn cool!
But, that left me with the dilemma... what next? In previous years, my new year goals have been progressions from what I didn't complete the year before and that was why I was stumped. I needed some new things to aim for! New things to get excited about! What would 2013 hold for me?
I'll post my new goals up during the week - this year I've approached them a little differently. I'm already feeling energized to tackle the new year!!! Do you make new years resolutions or set yourself yearly goals? What do you want to achieve in 2013?