Many people look forward to the start of a new year to start new things, move on and forget things, or to continue their current goals. It’s February now….how are you doing with this? Oftentimes it is hard to see the small things that lead to bigger changes. Personally, we think it is important to set small goals in order to keep motivated and notice your hard work is paying off.
2018 my goal was to work out 3 times a week. That was a reasonable goal that I thought I could accomplish, setting a goal of something higher would have only led me to fail and give up. Were there weeks that I didn’t make my goal? Absolutely and I was mad at myself; I would then say, this week is a new week, don’t let last week carry on into this one. When 2019 started, my goal is the same. I am happy with 3 times a week; would I like to be able to do it more? Yes, but I need to balance both work and my personal life.
Small consistent changes lead to big outcomes; challenge yourself but set something obtainable. Here are some things that I feel are important:
- A good general guideline is ½ of your body weight in ounces daily, on a normal day. On days that you work out, this should be more.
- What you put into your body is important. Our body works 24 hours a day, we have to give it what it NEEDS to sustain our everyday life not what we want.
- Find something you enjoy and get moving!
- Think of positives that happen in your life on a daily basis. We often forget the small things. I have a job, a roof over my head, and food in the fridge.
2019 has started out busy for us and we can’t wait to see where it goes. I (Dr. Michelle) is continuing my education in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and pediatric classes. Dr. Tyler is working on his McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy training to hopefully sit for the credentialing exam in late 2019 or 2020.
So as my title says, New Year, New You, Better Us; we are continually growing in our knowledge to help our patients. You should never stop learning….”The day you stop learning, is the day you start decaying” (Isaac Asimov). Our outlook for our office is keep learning to better ourselves and better our patients. Move better, feel better.