Last night we rang in the New Year. We said good-bye to 2014 and hello to 2015. I enjoy New Year's. Not for the parties and late nights, although that is always fun. I like to take the time to celebrate on all that made up the past year and talk about what we hope for the new year ahead.
Jason and I started a tradition early on in our relationship. Every New Year, we sit down and we lay out our goals. We look at all areas of life, personal, spiritual, financial, business, fitness, family and we say what we are grateful for. We also take a look at the goals that we had set out last year and see how we did. If we missed one, we take note of that and see why. Then we set out our new goals for the year. We don't just talk about them, we write them down on a big white board and hang it in a place where we can see it every day. This keeps us accountable and we can regularly check in and see if we are on track. It guides us throughout the rest of the year. We get the girls to set some goals as well.
It's important to set goals that are manageable and attainable. We try and keep the goal on the action so that we can achieve a desired end result. For example, if I want to add 50 pounds to my deadlift, I can make that my goal but I will put an action with it. So, my action would be: I am going to powerlift 3 x per week. Our goals need to be S.M.A.R.T - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. I encourage you to set out your goals. What does your ideal life look like? What is your perfect day? You can then work back a road map to get there. Cover all areas of your life - look at relationships, finance, career, health and fitness, spiritual. I find that this helps me to feel in control of my destiny. Yes, things happen, but I know that I can live the life that I want to live. So, when I get thrown a curveball, I might have to find a different road to take, but I still know what my destination is. If you don't already write out your goals, I encourage you to give it a try. It is amazing to see the results.
2014 was a big year for us as a gym. We built an extension and created the 306 Elite W.C. We partnered with Lana for on-site massage and Bourassa and Associates to offer on-site physio. We partnered with Polyhealth to offer nutritional guidance for our members. We launched "Path to the Podium" to offer both 306 and non-306 members personalized training to help them peak for individual goals. We finished 2nd in Canada West in the open and sent 1 individual and a team to Regionals in Vancouver. We had another team as well as Jason represent 306 at the Granite Games in St. Cloud. We also had a number of athletes compete at various competitions. We raised awareness and funds for some causes that hit close to home this year: Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer and Kinetic Youth Ministry ($1800.00). During all of this we grew into a closer community.
So, now its time to goal set for 2015. Here are our goals:
1. Finish 2nd in the Open for Canada West to match last season
2. Qualify 2 individuals and 1 team to the Super Regionals in Seattle
1. Continue to develop our young team and have at least 2 306 Athletes represent us at the National Championships in Mississauga
1. Have 5 Athletes represent 306 at Nationals in St. John's and bring home 4 medals
1. To continue to foster a positive environment and a place for each member to call home
2. To continue to support charities that are near and dear to us and raise $3000 for them throughout the year
Thank you all who come into the gym and make it our 2nd home. You bring so much to our family, from playing with our kids to putting up with our puppy to pushing us in a WOD. We feel so blessed to have you in our lives. I feel very excited as we head into 2015 and I wouldn't want any other crew beside me! From our family to yours may you have a healthy happy year filled with all the things that fill your cup.
- Rebecca and Jason