I know that I am notorious for making goals and not sticking to them so I have decided to set my sights a little bit lower and build from there. Therefore, I only have one goal for the month of November. I plan on posting small weekly goals as well but they will be easier for me to stay accountable for if they are limited to a week. Every Sunday I want to recap the prior weeks’ goals and discuss how my November goal is going.
Although I only plan on following through with 1 main monthly goal, I have a lot of things planned to get me back into the groove of running and training. As you probably can tell, I have been busy with work and transitioning to a new job & because of that, running/fitness has gone by the wayside.
I need to get back to it! To do this, I have brainstormed 5 ways to motivate and persuade me (or you!) to re-spark a fitness routine.
5 Ways to Re-spark Your Fitness Routine
1. Sign up for something fun!
Ideas: A relay with friends, mud run, theme 5k, dance class, color run, dog run, etc.
How I’m going to follow through: I actually just went crazy and signed up for THREE fun races!!
A Thanksgiving Day 5 miler near my parent’s house. I love turkey trots and need to figure what festive outfit I can wear!
New York City Ekiden relay in Central Park with BLC, Megan and another one of my Sweat Pink Sisters, Kasandra!! I’m so excited to run another relay with BLC & Megan…& this one doesn’t include sleeping in a freezing cold van so that makes it even better!! Love relays!!
Hot Chocolate 10k! I’ve read a lot about this race but mainly the one in San Diego. It sounds fun & different so I’m excited!
2. Enroll a friend, spouse or family member.
How I’m going to follow through: Obviously I will be running the relay with BLC and friends plus I have a run date to plan with Angela
3. Expand your fitness world.
Ideas: Try something new!! MMA, Crossfit, Zumba, spin, Pure Barre, hot yoga – anything that you haven’t done before but are intrigued by. You never know, you might find something you love!!
How I’m going to follow through: BLC actually just bought me an awesome deal for 20 classes for $20. I have checked out the classes offered and most of them will be new for me! I’ll be sure to give you some reviews!
4. Create a realistic plan along with mini goals to reach your ultimate goal.
Idea: To keep yourself motivated, figure out your ultimate goal and then smaller, progressive goals that will help you reach that ultimate goal. That bigger goal won’t seem as overwhelming when you concentrate on each smaller goal, one at a time. Also, be sure to be realistic! I always have lofty goals and then I am super disappointed when I don’t reach them. You can always upgrade your goal!
How I’m going to follow through: Coming soon.
5. Reward yourself!
Idea: After sticking to your plan for a month, treat yourself to new running tights, manicure, massage, etc.
How I’m going to follow through: After meeting my November goal, I am going to get myself a new piece of winter running gear (I’m thinking running gloves but we shall see!).
I’ve got my eye on these!
And now for my one and only November goal:
RUN AT LEAST 3X A WEEK
Not a lofty goal in the least but with the past few weeks of no running at all, it will be progress. I will update you next Sunday
How do you motivate yourself?