I will admit, I am not one to set too many goals when it comes to fitness. A friend once told me to sign up for a race therefore I would have a goal to strive for to help with my long distance run training. It didn’t help – signing up for a half marathon did not actually make me train more or harder than I normally would.
Now interesting way to start this post right since it IS about setting goals. But I will say my goal-setting priorities are on other things. I enjoy running and running distances but it is not a passion of mine and quite honestly – I don’t feel as if I need to prove it to myself to run oodles of miles.
My goals have more to do with my physique. My goal is to grow more pronounced shoulders (to help my bra straps to stay up). I want more defined arms – for those sleeveless dresses and ease of picking up heavy grocery bags without assistance. I want at least 2 inches off of my waist but I will settle for one now since that is part of April’s challenge.
My point is – find what is important to YOU when it comes to your physical health and set goals around that to help you keep your eyes on the prize. I will tell you, the road is going to be long, windy and tough. It is a road not travelled by many because some won’t want to do what it takes.
Remember, the road to greatness is to be willing to do what others won’t. So maybe G is also for Greatness. I believe to achieve greatness you must have goals but you will only commit to goals that are priority to you. Find your goals, and find your greatness.
What are your fitness or running goals? Why did you set those as your goals?