Happy 2015 and Cheers to your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions!
My New Year’s resolution for 2015 is to embrace the acronym SCORE. The five letters in the word stand for: Set goals, Calculate progress, Organize schedule, Realistic results, and Enjoy yourself. The acronym makes it easier to remember all the bullet-point advice that SCORE offers. If you haven’t yet settled on a New Year’s resolution, think about making SCORE part of your daily routine in 2015.
S is for Set goals.
Make the goals as detailed as possible and write them down on your calendar. The list doesn’t need to be fixed in concrete. Sometimes you have to take a few different paths before you find success, but if you have goals serving as beacons, you’ll be better able to find your way.
C is for Calculate progress.
It’s important to calculate your progress as you work toward your goals. I keep a journal and update it as needed.
O is for Organize
Organize your schedule to accommodate the goals. It’s easier to meet your goals when you first do a little preparation and organization.
R is for Realistic
Make sure your goals are realistic. I know it’s fun to challenge yourself to do something extraordinary, but if too many of your goals are difficult to meet, you just might give up on all of them.
E is for Enjoy
Take time to relish the achievement when you reach a goal. Think about how good it feels to have met a goal. Reward yourself. Pause and enjoy a cup of hot tea and reflect on your accomplishment. Or order that new workout outfit you have been eyeing. You will be reminded of your successes every time you workout in it.
Yours In Fitness,
Colleen Ketchum, Founder of the BeyondBarre Method and
Owner of Pilates In Motion Fitness Studio, located in Warwick, NY