Posts Tagged ‘New Year’s Resolution’

As we enter a new year (and decade!), I have been thinking to identify a few key guiding principals that can help me set clear and effective goals for myself; as a person, a coach and trainer, and an athlete.

Here are the four that I came up with:

1- Judge Less

2- Collaborate More

3- Prioritize Recovery

4- Have Fun!

In the video below, I go into a bit more detail for each.

It’s important to note that these are not THE four pillars I think one should follow, they’re just four OF the pillars I think one CAN follow! They’re the ones I’m using to start guiding my goals for the next year.

Like with most things, I’m sure they’ll grow and change with time.

What are your thoughts?

How are you going about setting yourself up for a successful year? I’d love to hear!

And if there’s anything I can do to help, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Happy New Year!

It’s a new year! That means that lots of people establish new fitness goals for themselves. Do you have any?

I do. The big one for me is to GET STRONGER!!

That made me think of some things, though. First and foremost, many people think that getting stronger means gaining MASS. I have zero intention of gaining size. In fact, I’d even like to lean out some more (and an improved diet should help me do that).

The thought of the day today is to remind people getting stronger doesn’t mean looking like Leonardo and his friends below. (photo obtained from

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Who wants to get "Turtle Power" Big?

And as a woman, lifting weights doesn’t mean that you’re going to “turn into a man”, either. I use that example because that’s hands-down the #1 reason I hear female friends say they don’t want to lift. Check out the image below (from this site), and see what actually happens when most women lift weights. 🙂

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I think most people prefer the bottom image.

So…. 2012, the year of getting STRONGER.

Anyone with me?