Mini Goals

Goals help us stay on track with our workouts and keep focused, but establishing a goal can be tricky. Sometimes we fall short and get stressed out because we were aiming too high.  The best solution is to set daily, weekly, and monthly goals. This allows you to enjoy regular accomplishments and stay focused on the next step.

Establish a daily routine- organize your gear, know your workout, and stick to the same time of day so no matter what you get your workout in. In the last five minutes make sure to end on a high note and do something pleasant like stretching or cooling down with peaceful music you enjoy.

Every week get three workouts in as a minimum to maintain your fitness. Don’t focus on how long the sessions are; ┬ájust get moving. To improve your fitness be specific with the workouts- did you increase your weights by three or five pounds, or add a minute or two to build cardio endurance?

Every month hit a new target by extending the distance or length from the month before. You will feel empowered pushing past your endurance barrier. Have an event on the calendar to keep you motivated, like running a race. It is a great motivational tool and a way to meet new friends.

 

 

New Year = New You!

A professor of mine once told our class, “Excuses don’t get the work done.” It really is true. We can come up with a million reasons why we haven’t reached goals this past year. But what it really comes down to is that goals without plans are merely wishes. It is important to take action in order for your plans to be successful. Forget about the past and focus on what is ahead. A new year means you can become a new you! What are your goals for 2013? Maybe you want to increase your fitness level, eat more healthfully, manage stress better, or spend more time with your family. Think about what you want to accomplish in the next 365 days and set out a plan of action. You CAN do it!