FITNESS GOAL HAS BEEN REVAMPED!
Most other projects be damned, my efforts are now geared toward getting me where I want to be fitness wise...which is ironically where I once was.
Discouragement is common when I work toward fitness goals. Having previously reached my goals and feeling confident when I did that I would always be there made it difficult when I did NOT maintain my previous goals!
HOW TO REACH FITNESS GOAL?
Define the goal~and tell a few people about it. (This helps with accountability)
Outline what will be done in order to reach goal~this keeps me focused to "stick to the plan"
Log successes~tracking my workouts and looking at the stats for not only me but fellow runners/cyclers/active friends helps motivate me (slight competitive nature)
Recognize failures, learn, move forward~NOT letting my failures keep me from getting back out the next, run, walk, workout is huge! Getting stuck in a cycle of, "I tried~it didn't work~there is no use doing it anymore~what's the point" brings me down and keeps me from reaching the goal I set for myself.
CELEBRATE!!!~celebrating and enjoying even small successes boosts my desire to continue. Working out a "reward system" now that includes a little help from my friends! So when I text you to join me for a pedicure/movie/beverage, know you are IMPORTANT to me AND a part of helping me reach my goal!