By: Kylie K. Boos, RN
Spring is the time to set a new personal goal and stick to it. The weather is beautiful and I cannot think of a better way to enjoy the sprouting of new beginnings than setting a new goal. Flowers are emerging from their winter slumber and are ready to bloom- so are you! Whether it is weight related or not, setting a goal is a great way to get excited about change.
Put a little spring in your step! A great way to get motivated is to sign up for an athletic event such as a local 5k. By registering for such an event, you are keeping yourself accountable and on track for success. There are plenty of events to choose from: charity walk/run events, triathlons, half marathons, etc. If you are new to racing, then set a realistic goal such as finishing without walking. If you are a seasoned event participant, then set a goal such as a personal record. Personally, nothing beats finishing something you worked so hard to achieve.
Spring out of your comfort zone and into a new you. Try something, like a new activity or food, to encourage your goal of doing things that are new to you. Get in the habit of saying “yes” instead of “no”. Being positive will propel you forward towards accomplishing what you have set your mind and body to do. Do something you have always wanted to do and do not be afraid to do it! It is time to spring out of your shell!