A Fresh Start in 2013

The security staff, lawyers, professionals, and the even shoppers at Horton Plaza walking by didn’t know what to make of 3 blonds doing a dynamic fitness routine in front of 225 Broadway in down town San Diego on Friday. We pressed, pulled, and lunged in unison as we got in sync with our full-body, multi-joint, closed-chained exercise routine.

These were the minutes spent just before I had the privilege of sharing the good news about the New Year, that is the opportunity do a little better than you did the year before.

With two of my star students demoing some high quality/high caloric burn exercises, I laid out the ABC’s to setting and achieving health/fitness goals.

  • Accountability
  • Building it in
  • Consistency

The focus was improvement not perfection and steady, small steps over time rather than sprinting out of the starting gate.  I attempted to explain the importance of being resilient when you experience set backs and the realization that permanent improvement comes from passionate, persistent, pursuit of your goals.

Here are a few tips from the piece:

  • Set specific goals

The goal itself should be “smart,” specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound.  Have a clear vision for the desired future results but a narrower focus on making better choices today than you did yesterday.

  • Focus on improvement not perfection
  • Schedule workouts
  • Find a workout partner
  • Do something you enjoy

2013 Will Be all that you desire and much, much more if you see the results you desire before they occur (faith), work diligently for your mission, recover quickly from setbacks knowing they are normal and temporary.

Friendship, Strength and Honor,

Coach Cris

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