What great comments on the January 1st post. I totally agree that resolutions can be quite overwhelming. Even if you set short and long term goals, you must think about why you are making these goals? Most of the time, short and long term goals reflect the past. What failed in the past? What worked well for you in the past? Why are you making these goals? What will it mean to you if you accomplish these goals?
Stay committed to your goals regardless if they are weight, nutrition, exercise, life, relationship, work, personal or career-related. These are your personal and individualized goals and you are the one in charge of meeting these goals. Sure, others can motivate, inspire and push you along the way, but the steps to getting to the top of your cloudy mountain are not as high as you think. No matter who you are, a long and short term goal takes time. While you will certainly see results and/or progress on a daily basis, do not get discouraged when you have a down day. When you have a good day, be sure to recognize the achievement and remind yourself of your ultimate goal. In order to keep yourself motivated, be sure to track your progress either through a journal, blogging or through open communication with a close and trusting friend.
Here's another one of my tips, found in the Aflac Iron Girl 2010 race schedule e-blast:
New Year resolutions may appear simple in your mind but a fresh idea must be practical and possible. Because a new way of living can be a rewarding change, start with good intentions and keep yourself motivated to reach your goals. Losing weight, eating healthier and improving your fitness may appear difficult at first but take small steps that you can actually follow through with your healthy resolutions.