Why do you workout? Seems a simple question, right? I mean of course there are the obvious answers like loosing weight, toning up, getting fit…. But beyond that – what are your fitness goals?
Goal setting is a fantastic way to help keep your workouts interesting, motivate you to keep pushing and enable you to stay on track and accountable. You’d be amazed how many people go through the motions when it comes to their gym or class routine but never actually think how or why to take things to the next level.
Of course we have the big goals – drop a dress size, run 10k, look great for a wedding/holiday/prom (as most of you know I’ve been on a mission the past couple of months training for my wedding!) but what happens when you reach your goal or the big event passes? Do you just stop working out? Or do you reassess where you are and start to think about how you can better it?
As well as having my bigger goal of looking good for my wedding day, I also wanted to set myself some more quantitative goals – both so that I had something more tangible to measure, and so that I had something to still focus on after the wedding to ensure I stay motivated. So my secondary goal is to be able to leg press 100kg for 10 reps by Christmas….. So I was very pleased to manage 10 reps at 90kg (200lbs) this morning and I’m now wondering if it’s time for a new goal?!
Fitness is a journey – and I believe one that never ends. So maybe Bank Holiday is a great time for you to have a think about what your primary and maybe even secondary fitness goals might be for the rest of the year?
Happy goal setting!