02 November, 2010

A-Z Fitness - Gooooooaaaaaals

Goals are important to have because it focuses you on a specific task. Without a proper goal, you really aren't working towards anything. A marathoner has the finish line as his goal, as does the race car driver. A footballer has the goal as his goal, even a barrista has a goal of serving you fresh, delicious coffee each morning. Working on your health and fitness without a goal is almost pointless. Even a person with excellent health and a fit body should have the goal of making sure they stay that way. Of all goals to have, ones with your health and fitness in mind are extremely important. When you keep yourself fit, you'll look better and you'll feel better too.

Tips: Make sure goals you set are ones you'll actually do. Focusing on something you have no interest in will never inspire you. It should be effective and simple, set goals that will be fun, interesting or unique. As long as you're truly interested in working towards your goal, you'll be able to accomplish it. Also, make sure your goal is specific. "To lose weight", will hardly inspire you.

Remember: Goals are great to have, but setting one too high will only result in failure. Instead of setting your initial goal as to lose all your excesses weight, why not start off with something simple? How about a goal of losing 5 pounds? Goals don't have to be about weight loss. Set a goal of having one piece of fruit a day?

Goal: As our topic this week is goals, you should set one for yourself. No one will have the same type of goal. Be creative if you want. Don't forget to share with others for additional motivation.

Last Weeks Goal: Last week your goal was to try a new kind of fruit. What did you discover as you searched around? Did you find anything new to try? What did you think? Share your experience.

What fitness words starting with the letter "G" inspire you?


  1. My short-term goal is to fit into this cute dress I have that I want to wear to one of the husband's company Xmas parties (there are two...one local, one at Corp. headquarters in D.C.). It's tight, but I have a month! Slightly longer-term goal is to get to New Years this year without having a resolution to "get back on track". Because I don't want to go off track over the holidays. Will be hard. Even in the last 2 1/2 years since I lost 100+#, I have always gone off track over the holidays and had to "start over" at New Years. I want to prove that I can do it this year!

    Another fitness-related "G" word? How about "gear". I know gear is not necessary to get healthy, but for me it's a fun part of fitness because I love gadgets and shopping :) My cute yoga mat. The proper running shoes that put an end to my knee pain. On my Xmas list: GPS runner's watch, Nike+, fitness belt (aka fancy fanny pack). I love the gear.

  2. I love your "g" word. I'm into gadgets and such and anything I can use to help me out is beneficial. Outside of my 'fitness' games, I'm so glad I finally got around to acquiring a fitness bike to ride on when watching TV.

    My latest 'gear' is a phone app for my weight watchers. You type in the calories, fat and fiber and it'll calculate the points, as well as keep track of the points you've had for the day.

    Having restarted weight watchers last night, my new initial goal is 5 pounds, with a slightly longer goal of making sure I stay 'with it' for the next 16 weeks.