Halfway through 2012 —Time For a Business and Personal Reflection
It is July 1st and we are halfway into the 2012 year! At this time of the year I always assess my New Year’s resolutions to see how far I have come and what goals I have accomplished —and which ones that I haven’t.
My main goals for this year were to:
- Launch two businesses
- Start a successful small business resource blog
- Position myself as a small business expert
- Tone and tighten my body, exercise more
I have successfully launched one of the two businesses I planned on opening. Currently, Small Biz Writer is my business that I provide content writing services for small business owners that want to become more visible and competitive in today’s online marketplace. The other business I plan to launch by this fall.
I feel confident that I am positioning myself as a small business expert, via this blog, my small business column, other writing, and my social networks. My blog post: 10 Commandants of Blogging for Small Business has gone semi-viral on Business 2 Community! I think it’s safe to say I’m on my way!
Tone and tighten my body needs
a little a lot of help!!! I had a baby last August (my third child) and let’s just say that things aren’t quite the same lol! I have crevices and pockets on my body that I didn’t know exist! As a writer I spend an awful lot of time at a desk or in a chair in front of a computer or a laptop. I started to exercise in June but I haven’t been as consistent as I need to be to get the results that I want to have. My goal is to be as limber and flexible as the lady pictured above, but right now I feel like I am a hamburger away from:
But my goal is to look like this (again):
Jennifer Hudson looks fantastic but I think I have her old body! Just kidding, but this month I plan to really be a lot more active and consistent with my workouts. I also plan to eat very healthy too! I’ll check back in December with my results. Essentially I have accomplished all my goals (or well on my way), but that is no good if my health is not up to par. It is important to me to adopt a fit and healthy lifestyle. I think as a small business owner (unless you are a personal trainer, or other fitness related business owner) it is easy to get caught up in your work and family and unfortunately a healthy lifestyle is not always at the top of our minds —BUT it should be. What is the point of building a successful business if you aren’t gonna be healthy enough to run it a few years or even months down the line? This month I challenge myself and other small business owners to get in shape and stay healthy. Visit my Pinterest board Small Business Fit for fitness tips, healthy recipes, and great motivation!
I have also found a few great articles across the web discussing the topic of exercise and business:
- Working Out Means Working Smart —Why Entrepreneurs Need to Seriously Address Their Health Issues ~UPrinting.com
- How to Overcome the Desk Job Bulge and Be Healthier ~The Savvy Copywriter
- 4 Ways to Keep Fit at Your Desk Job ~Fitness Force
- Are You Fit to Freelance? (Tips for Exercising at Your Desk) ~Submitted For Your Consideration
- Get In Shape While You Work —5 Exer-Desks ~My Life Scoop