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New Year’s Plan – Part I

Fit-Journey-LincolnRight now, a lot of people are starting to think about their New Year’s Resolutions.  Some people love them, some people hate them, and some people refuse to make any resolutions at all.  New Year’s resolutions can be a great way to set up goals for the upcoming year, and they can also be a way to set yourself up to fail, and that’s why most people get frustrated.

What is a resolution?  A resolution is “the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict or problem.”

One thing I learned about this year in yoga is setting my intention of my practice each day. What is an intention?  An intention is “the thing you plan to do or achieve.”

I’d much rather start of my year planning to achieve something than trying to solve a conflict or a problem.

Over the next week or so I’m going to come up with my list of goals for next year.  Some may be simple and some may be more involved, but I’d like to start 2014 with a list of specific things I would like to accomplish or change.  Anything vague like “lose weight” or “workout more” isn’t really very easy for me to execute.  Something specific, such as “run a 10K,” is a goal I know how to plan for and accomplish. This way, I’m setting myself up to succeed this upcoming year, and my list of 2014 Intentions will become my list of 2014 Accomplishments!


About Michelle Newman

Michelle Newman
Michelle was born and raised on Long Island, New York. After graduating from Binghamton University with a degree in Economics and Political Science, she moved to New York City and went to work on Wall Street. After four years at Goldman Sachs and eight years at Morgan Stanley, she took time off to travel before getting married and relocating to Phoenix, Arizona in February 2013 to live with her husband. Michelle’s love of fitness started when working long hours as a Wall Street Analyst. An early morning run was her favorite way to manage her stress and get some much needed alone time. Michelle has run various races including four half-marathons. She also has a love for spin, barre and pilates classes. Michelle is thrilled to be a part of the Fit Journey team, where she combines her business skills with her love of fitness. Michelle will be checking in on Julia’s blog from time to time to keep you updated on her fitness adventures in her new city!
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