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New Years’ Resolutions or Goals?

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I know that many of you have decided to turn over a new leaf in the New Year. And, in fact, all of the FBGs have also decided to change a little or try something new in 2011. But, a few of you were discussing resolutions vs. goals on our Facebook page, and I thought it was an excellent discussion and a question that was worth talking about here, too.

Sure, it’s just a matter of semantics, but I could see their point. When you set a resolution and you break it (which we all pretty much will—we are human!), it somehow feels that you’ve “broken” your resolution. But, if you instead were to set “goals” for the New Year, when you slip or goof along the way that doesn’t mean that you have broken anything. Instead, you’re just moving closer and closer to that goal and even learning from your goofs.

I think that with the right mindset, resolutions or goals can both be motivating and help you to be your best self. But if one word over the other is going to help you to make more of a livable lifestyle change where you don’t beat yourself up for being human? Bring on the word change!

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Feel free to continue the discussion in the comments! —Jenn

Can’t see the poll? Click here to weigh-in on the fitness goals vs. resolutions discussion.


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