I am a huge believer in having goals! Firstly, they really help keep me accountable, why else would I want to wake up at 5:30 am every day if I wasn’t working towards something. Secondly, it feels amazing to know that you set a goal and accomplished it. Sometimes my goals are short term and others are long term. Sometimes they last only a few days, like next week’s sugar detox (more to come next week). Others last months and are life changing, like when I trained for my first triathlon.
I recently finished training for a half marathon. I raced it last weekend. I don’t know about you, but I often feel kind of crummy after finishing a huge training period. I feel so lost and need something new on the horizon to keep me motivated.
I get bored rather easily and need a schedule to help me focused. I find it hard to keep up with running ALL YEAR LONG!!! Therefore, I often switch up my focus.
Since I just completed training for a half marathon, and before that a sprint triathlon I think its time to switch things up and focus on some strength training. I know that having strong muscles, especially the flutes AKA buns of steel, are crucial to keeping me injury free. Eating clean is always a goal as well, especially aiming for 7 servings of fruits and veggies
Here is a quick break down of my goals for the remainder of 2014.
- start and complete P90 X3
- swim one day a week in order to improve my swim time for next year’s Tri.
- become a better yogi – a major weakness
- focus on eating clean
- quick 5 day sugar detox
- complete the Lorna Jane Burpee challenge from www.movenourishbelieve.com
- aim for my 7 fruits and veggies per day at least 5 days a week
- reach my steps goals on my Garmin Vivofit at least 5 days per week
I think these goals are all Smart goals based on my current fitness level, all are appropriate and will help me reach my larger race goals for 2015. Further, they are obtainable and specific enough to keep me from “wiggling” out of them.
Thanks for reading 🙂
Do you set specific goals? Anything really exciting? I would love for you to share 🙂