This could be a big long post, but I’m not going to make it one today. Maybe another day.
I only wanted to point out you have to make goals. Little ones and big ones and in between ones.
You can make a big goal first, but what really helps is making small goals that can be achieved fairly quickly that help you achieve some medium sized goals which ultimately lead to reaching your big goal.
1. Make sure the smaller goals are attainable – when you reach them it will motivate you to continue and make new goals. As you achieve the small goals it should get you closer to a medium or big goal.
2. Remind yourself of these goals everyday somehow. Post-its on bathroom mirrors, on refrigerators, on your dashboard or wherever you know you’ll look often. That is the simplest method.
3. Goals don’t have to be distance or time they can also be a plan – like you want to begin including swimming, biking or yoga into your routine.
Day 1: Introduction
Day 2: Start Small, Build Slow
Day 3: It Doesn’t Have To Be Boring
Day 4: Stitches
Day 5: Keep a Diary
Day 6: Dangerous Thoughts
Day 7: Week 1 Done – Some Suggestions
Day 8: Treadmill Training – Baby it’s cold (or raining) outside
Day 9: A Motivational Quote for You
Day 10: Distractions
Day 11: Partner Up!
Day 12: Another Motivational Quote to Ponder
Day 13: A Word on Dehydration and Motivation
Day 14: Week 2 Flew! Check in
Day 15: Mornings
Day 16: Visual Motivators
Day 17: Knees
Day 18: Another Motivational Quote
Day 19: Don’t Forget
Day 20: The Coach
Day 21: Week 3 – Almost There!
Day 22: Give Yourself a Break
Day 23: Lower Legs and Feet
Day 24: Control
Day 25: Another Motivational Quote
Day 26: Keeping a Log?
Day 27: Test Yourself
Day 28: Week 4 – This is it!
Day 29: Goal Time
Day 30: Chart It Out
Also, if you want more motivation, you might want to follow my Pin Board ‘Run’!