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How to Set An Intention: You Are More Than a Body

With the new year comes goals, typically for a fitter, healthier version of yourself.

The problem with goals is that they’re often vague (I will lose weight this year!) or super ambitious (I currently don’t work out at all, but I’m going to run a marathon in 2016!). You and I both know the outcome of goals like that. They’re nearly impossible to navigate or accomplish without a map 

And then, when we don’t reach our goals in a short period of time, or the “new year-new you-ness” of January wears off come February, we throw in the towel and forget we even made goals for 2016. New Years resolutions are made to be broken, anyway, aren’t they? 

A goal, or resolution, is a big audacious thing set in the (too near) future. It’s a destination or specific outcome, outside of yourself. 

An intention is living your values and living in the moment. They are lived each day, independent of reaching the goal.

An intention becomes your map to ultimately achieve your goal, without being plagued by the anxiety of missing a workout or the numbers on the scale. It’s about how you feel and what you do moment to moment. Without an intention, your goal is useless. 

So ask yourself, not what do you want to achieve, but rather, how do you want to be when you achieve it? Who do you want be?

So, set your intention for 2016 by joining us on the Sakara More Than A Body Challenge! And become the creator of your dream life. xo


Maria Marlowe is a Sakaralite who teaches busy women how to lose weight and clear up their skin by improving their diet. She is the founder of SVELTE, a 10-week wellness class available online and in NYC. Check her out on Instagram as well!

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