Set fitness goals

Set fitness goals

Set fitness goals

Often we set ourselves a target and reach it, only to find we lose all focus and revert to our old habits, weight or lifestyle. What we need to do is continually create a new goalpost so we always have something exciting to work towards. If it was a wedding day or school reunion that got you motivated to begin with, then once the big day arrives, set yourself another target to work towards, so you keep your energy high and your focus on some point in the future. The kinds of goals we’re talking about include:

  1. Competing in a local run/walk.
  2. Entering a mini-triathlon with friends (you do one leg, they do the others!)
  3. Running 5km or 40 minutes without a rest.
  4. Joining your local gym and getting involved in competitions.

 

It’s important that your goal has meaning for you – for once you don’t have to make a decision based on the needs and wants of everyone in your family. Enjoy being selfish for a change!

When it comes to staying motivated and committed, we all have times when our focus and good intentions depart temporarily, leaving us angry or frustrated that we didn’t manage to go the distance. The secret isn’t avoiding these times; they’re inevitable. It’s learning how to handle them, and

knowing how to get back into the game as quickly as possible.