Happy New Year! It’s that time of the year where we are inundated by resolutions. I don’t know about you, but it seems that there are two types of people. The ones who are incredibly focused and are able to cut out sugar, gluten, alcohol, and meditate each day. Then, there is the other group who only by peer pressure make half attempts at resolutions and have broken them by the second week of January.

I fall into the latter, because honestly, I don’t want to live in a world without margaritas on the rocks and Papalote chicken nachos. But that doesn’t mean I can’t set micro goals within each aspect of my life to push myself harder.

At Burn, there are many ways to strive to better oneself. Here are my five Burn-centric New Years goals.

1. Go from 5lbs to 8lbs weights

Arms are the hardest area for me to tone. I have been constant with 3lb and 5lb weights. This year, I want to set a goal to see if I can start using the 8lb weights during the bicep and tricep portion. I know if I push myself just a bit, then I will become more confident to keep going with the 8lb routine.

2. Be positive about burpees. 

At Burn, there are three different options to do during burpees. Squat kicks, one leg at a time, and regular burpees. There are classes where I am super motivated and will do regular burpees during interval sets. However, there are also times when I just am not feeling it and do squat kicks. This year, I want to make a conscious effort to do regular burpees. Because I can, and I should!

3. Double workout days

Let’s not get crazy here. I am not going to do double workout days 5x a week. But what I like about Burn is that a lot of the instructors teach yoga or incorporate the poses into the cool down. With the Mission studio being so close to my favorite yoga studio, Yoga To The People, I would want to set a goal of going 2x a month from Burn to Yoga.

4. Rock Workout Gear

Athleisure is where it’s at. Please let’s never change this trend #yogapantsforlife

I am all about treating yourself to Athleta or Lululemon. I always feel great when I can see all the hard work pay off in my new yoga pants. It’s motivation to continue to book classes and keep up with the workout routine throughout the year.

5. Go to Saratoga studio after work

I work in San Jose two days a week. It’s much easier to look at those days as a wash and not work out. Since the Saratoga studio is not far from the office, I want to book classes and pack a gym bag, so that I can get a workout in on those days—especially with all that time spent commuting.

Now that I’ve shared mine. Comment below and let me know what your goals are for 2016 at Burn. We are all in it together!

-Kate Talbot




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