Last summer I hit a slump.
My exercise routine was dull and my life seemed busy and monotinous.
After taking a trip to visit family, my sister and I decided to set some goals, set a time frame for achieving those goals, and keep each other accountable.
Some of our goals were to run a marathon in the Fall, read more inspiring books, and grow spiritually. About once a week we checked in with each other to report our progress.
With my sister to keep me accountable, I suddenly had more motivation and enthusiasm for reaching my goals.
May is National Runner’s Month.
Now is a great time to set some running goals for the summer months. Have you been dreaming of running a 5k? How about a half marathon? Or maybe it is time to start training for a full marathon?
Let’s look at some ways to achieve your goals.
Ok, here are a few simple tips that make a big difference:
- Write it down– clarify your desires on paper. Be specific and set a time frame. Which goal do you think will get accomplished sooner? – Run a marathon, or run the Chicago Marathon in Oct. 2010?
Put your goals in writing and post them in a place where you can see them every day.
- Keep momentum– work toward your goal every day. It doesn’t have to be something huge, just keep going in the right direction.
- Have an accountability partner. Knowing you have someone to prod and encourage you will help keep you going. We all need supportive people in our lives. Ask a friend or family member to ask about your progress.
- Share your goals. Research shows that when you share your goals, you are more likely to achieve them.
With the right mindset you can see your goals become a reality. Now it’s time to share your fitness and lifestyle goals for this summer.
Leave a reply in the comment box below.
Go ahead, this might be the first step to making your goals a reality!