I always find that writing things in lists is the best way for me to stick to something. When I make my workouts I write them in lists, to me this is some form of legal binding document that must be full-filled with no exceptions. It might sound silly but if I write it down I do it and if I don't write it down there's a chance Ill skip a last round or set.
At the beginning of the summer I made a list of goals I'd like to achieve before school starts. Today I revisited the list to see where I've improved, what I need to work on and where I can make new goals.
My summer goals:
Goal #1:Run 20kmFortunately for me I still have over a month left to accomplish this one. I'm still sitting at about 10km due to a couple set backs involving my knees...they always seem to get in the way of things. However, I got new orthotics, new shoes, and I'm getting a gym membership this week so I'll be able to give my joints a rest from running on pavement.
Goal #2: TricepsThis goal I have come surprisingly far with thanks to a monthly challenge - I'll post the detail about it on my tumblr (www.rosiestacie.tumblr.com) - and incorporating more dips into my workouts. I have gone from being able to do 10 dips and feeling a burn to being able to do 20. YAY FOR PROGRESS
Goal #3: Decrease sugar
After cutting out gluten from my diet I'm finding it much easier to cut out sugar as well. This is mostly due to the fact that all the sweet things I crave have gluten in them so I can't eat them anyway...but hey it gets the job done! Now if only I could work on cutting out Starbucks...
Goal #4: Soccer skills
Still haven't gotten around to buying a soccer ball but I promise I will soon!
As you can see I've accomplished some of my goals but still need to work on a few of them - while maintaining and increasing the progress I've already made with the others of course. If you haven't done so yet, I recommend making a list of goals you'd like to accomplish. These can range anywhere from being able to do your first full burpee (including the pushup) to completing a ToughMudder. But remember, a goal without a deadline is just a wish. Set realistic time frames for when you can reach your goals and work on making a schedule to track your progress. Your goals don't have to be extraordinary; the only thing that is important is how hard you work to reach them.
photo credit to: http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/?p=1308
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