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How to Set Summer Fitness Goals (As seen on ABC 7 Chicago)

We’re over halfway through the year, so it’s a perfect time to re-asses your health and fitness goals! 

Often times we make a New Year resolution and it fades away within a month or two. Now that we’re more than halfway to 2020 it’s time to take a step back and think about where we want to be when the New Year rolls around. Deciding what you want your year to focus on can be difficult when it’s dreary outside! That’s why I look at the Summer as a perfect time to take a step back and asses where you are and where you want to be. If you’re interested in my favorite tips and tricks to reset your health goals that I shared with ABC Chicago, click here! 



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Surprising Ways to Reach Your Goals + 5K Pics!

Some of these tips may surprise you, but if you are reading this as an over-achieving woman, I’m sure you can relate!

Here are some surprising ways to reach your goals:

  • Try not to pile on too many conditions to reaching your goal. Don’t get me wrong – I am all about setting your sites on the sky. However, sometimes this can lead to feeling overworked, underachieving, and can just drive you crazy. For example, my client and I decided not to set a timed goal for the 5K this past weekend. Instead, we decided to just be able to complete it without walking, and use this time to set a timed goal for our next race. This took the pressure off of having to “grade” ourselves based on whether or not we hit our time – and instead we were able to celebrate our success of just completing the darn thing!
  • Avoid cramming in completing too many things to make your goal feel successful. For example, this past weekend while moving, my goal was to have EVERYTHING done in two days: Furniture moved, new furniture purchased, every single thing unpacked, pictures hung on the walls, drapes put together, etc. etc. At the end of the second day, I was extremely upset because the person who was helping me decided it was time to be done. WHAT! I later settled down after this person explained that while I have very high expectations of how many things can get done in a limited amount of time, and this is partly why I am successful, sometimes I need a reality check and need to appreciate everything that HAD gotten done instead of focusing on the things that weren’t completed.

Do you have any tips or comments? Leave them in the comments below!

Finally, check out more pics from the 5K here:

Pre-race stretching

Post-race (we were sweating, I swear!) When we crossed the finish line, the announcer said, “Way to go team Step It Up with Steph!”

I’m forming a Step It Up with Steph team for the 5K in November – leave a comment below if you’re interested! Also, let me know what you think about GOALS 🙂