Set Goals, Not Wishes

Honestly, I wasn’t going to post this (my goals) BUT that changed when I was stuck in traffic today on my way to Costco. I have no idea why it took me 30 minutes to go 5 miles (NOT during rush hour and on a highway) but it gave me time to listen to one of my Success Magazine CDs. The guy they were interviewing was talking about the habits of the rich vs the habits of the poor – and I won’t go into too many here but I immediately went home to read the actual article in the magazine and many of them had to do with goals and reaching for those goals. Some of my favorites are below.

Set goals, not wishes. You cannot control the outcome of a wish, but you can control the outcome of a goal.

Don’t give up. Those who are successful in life have three things in common: focus, persistence and patience.

Set aside self-limiting beliefs holding you back.

Get a mentor. If you know your goals, find someone who has already achieved them. You’ll be amazed by how many people want to lend a helping hand.

*The above is from Success Magazine, November 2014.

I do MUCH better when I have a goal list. I mean, I highly doubt I would have done many of my “30 Before 30” goals if they weren’t written down and posted on my blog! I still can’t even believe how many I’ve accomplished already! After reading the article, and specifically the ones related to goal setting, I decided that I would share my goals for October – which are actually my goals for the next 3 months!

Personal Fitness Goals:

Weight lifting 4-5x per week
Cardio 3-4x per week (specifically hill sprints and incline cardio)
BODYFLOW once a week (My gym just got this new thing called Wellbeats where you can take classes “on demand” and I literally jumped up and down when I found out that BODYFLOW was on it – Scott and I have already done it twice!)
Plank once a day
Participate in the current He and She Eat Clean Challenge (right now it is the Pumpkin Push-Up Challenge)

Personal Business/Coaching Goals:

Start a new team each month
Re-design website and add a page highlighting the coaches on my team
Finish developing the NEW website that Scott and I are working on (Yeah, I’m pretty freaking excited!)

I’m sure I will be adding to this list as the days go by but I feel better already having them “written down”!

I’d love to hear your goals. What are your goals for October? For the end of the year?

P.S. I am going to start a second 21 Day Jump Start team since I’ve had so many people contact me after my first one started today. Email me at whitneycarlsonfitness@gmail.com for more information!

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As always, please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or ideas.

- Whitney

California Hiking Trip 2014

We hiked over 120 miles so I will be doing a more specific post on each hike individually but wanted to recap everything here while it’s still fresh in my mind. I can’t even express how much these trips mean to us. It’s a time to get away, disconnect (for the most part), and just enjoy and live life. This trip wasn’t quite as “disconnected” as our trip to Montana last year because we did have Wi-Fi at the condo (but not in the park) but we still didn’t check our social media a million times a day. We posted what we wanted to and then logged out.

These trips take a lot of researching and planning (all of which Scott does) months in advance. We obviously have no control over the weather once we get there but with being gone for 2 weeks we always tell ourselves we will have at least some good days! We really lucked out our entire trip this year and we are so thankful!

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October 21 Day Jump Start

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I’m back and starting my next team! I will be starting a 21 Day Jump Start team on October 1st. The 21 Day Jump Start is just that – it’s 21 days long and is the perfect thing to jump start your results, break through a plateau, or get ready for that special event (Halloween parties anyone?!). This isn’t a quick fix but instead teaches you how to make this a lifestyle that you can maintain after the 21 days.

The results are amazing and speak for themselves! You can read about past results and testimonials here.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Email me at whitneycarlsonfitness@gmail.com for more information!

- Whitney

Training – What’s Next?

Every year when we take our hiking trip I feel completely transformed again. It’s amazing what logging out and getting outside can do for you. Every year I also get away from the whole “fitness world” that consists of wanting to have six packs and ultra lean bodies and instead I actually USE my body. Before I left I deleted every single picture on my phone. I transferred them to my computer but they are no longer on my phone. It was very nerve-racking but also very liberating. Sure, I wanted to free up space on my phone to take pictures of our trip but I also used it a reason to start over in a way. As I’ve mentioned numerous times I’m completely turned off my A LOT of people in the fitness industry. So maybe I’m transitioning into inspiring people to get outside instead of getting a six pack?! There’s nothing wrong with a six pack when you obtain it a healthy way but there absolutely HAS to be another reason for getting into health and fitness. Every reason can NOT be based on looks or you will never stick with it. Mine is definitely being able to hike…challenging hikes! Think of your reasons – maybe it’s keeping up with your kids or running a mile. Whatever your reason is WRITE IT DOWN and put it where you can see it. Doesn’t being able to keep up and play with your kids sound like a better reason than to have shredded abs? I think so! Did I mention that I just bought 3 domain names for an idea I have up my sleeve? I’M SO EXCITED but this one will be a while down the road just because of the logistics but I can’t wait to share!

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