goals, not resolutions

This is Matt Hill, run ambassador at lululemon W. 4th in Kitsilano, BC.

Matt shares his vision for change, life, and love through running. Caring for the planet and running for change is the name of his game -- be it through his ongoing run project Run For One Planet, Vancouver’s Grouse Grind, multiple marathons (last count is 250) or just down the block. Running is Matt’s meditation, inspiration, and religion.

What’s he focusing on in the new year? Goals, not resolutions.

Matt's BHAG (big, hairy, audacious goal) in 2011 is to guide his community into a powerful 2011. How? Through Kitsilano’s first BHAG running clinic, which is more than just a way to help runners cross the finish line at this year’s BMO Vancouver Marathon. While that finish line is the BHAG of many, what Matt and the team at West 4th are really excited about is creating a program of possibility. By combining run, yoga, nutrition, and holistic health, Matt is set on helping his runners tap into their 2011 BHAGs.

What’s your 2011 BHAG? You don’t need to be in Kitsilano to have one, or to use running as a means of motivation and meditation. Look up a running clinic near you, and move powerfully into what looks to be like a Big, Hairy, Audacious New Year.

Interested in joining the W. 4th run clinic? Contact the team at west4th-store@lululemon.com and meet Matt on January 19th, 2011 for the first run of the year.

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I totally agree. I have decided to set goals for myself this year, rather than resolutions. I will have goals for my personal life/health/lifestyle, my blog, and for the business that I hope to get up and running soon.

Comment by Jessie — January 4, 2011 @ 10:09 am


I actually just wrote a blog post on setting goals and not resolutions! You’re more likely to reach a goal and give up on a resolution.


Comment by Scott from Your Inner Skinny — January 5, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

Hey Lulu,
I like the way you think! I agree that everyone should set goals for the new year but also resolve to achieve them – there is no point planting goal posts if you have no intention of sailing right through them.
To everyone who has set a goal for 2011 I say may the force be with you
cheers to a fit tastic new year

Comment by Brie Warnock — January 5, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

Agreed! I’m not a runner. I do everything except run but this year I have a set a goal for myself to run two 1/2 marathons. I’ve started training this week and I’m really enjoying myself. It’s something new and exciting.

Comment by Jill Border — January 5, 2011 @ 3:10 pm

Thanks so much for posting the link to your blog, Scott! And Jill, good luck accomplishing your run goals for this year! The best thing you can do is put them out there for the world to see. The more people see your goals, the more people there are to hold you accountable!

~ Laura, GEC Online Community

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — January 5, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

I love this! I completely agree! I set short term and long term goals for myself making sure they are S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and can be achieved in the time frame that I set them). This is the best way to set goals and KEEP GOALS! I actually wrote a blog about health and your resolutions/goals for 2011 as well. ;-) Enjoy~

Comment by Courtney Walberg — January 9, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

Thanks so much for sharing your blog with us, Courtney! I definitely agree that it’s more important to consider the foods you’re eating between New Year’s and Christmas than the foods you eat in the few weeks surrounding Christmas and New Year’s. A balanced lifestyle throughout the whole year is necessary to stay healthy and happy.
~ Laura, GEC Online Community

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — January 10, 2011 @ 10:43 am

Oh thank you!!! I’ve set 5 resolutions and haven’t started on them.. After reading this I’m setting goals and will hopefully be on the right track.. I recently got my yoga certificate and want to get out there and start teaching (another resolution) now with this “goal” I’m getting my resume out there… Thanks Lulu I can always count on you for great clothes and greater goals…

Comment by Janet Hiatt — January 15, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

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