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Race Day September 22, 2018

Healthy Living Expo September 20-21, 2018

May the 4th Be With You

, by fitone

When going through a new program or trying to learn something different, it can be difficult to stay motivated. Understanding that becoming unmotivated is likely to happen, can help you break through that barrier if and when it occurs.

Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals is a great way to stay motivated and help you succeed. S.M.A.R.T. stands for Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. Using these criteria when goal setting can help you make realistic goals that work best for you. An example of a S.M.A.R.T. goal could be, “I will join a health club by May 6 and workout out for a least 30 minutes, 3 days a week on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday”. Using this technique is also a great way to set long term and short term goals. Short-term goals are smaller goals that can be achieved along the way of completing your long-term goal.

Making activities enjoyable is also going to increase your chances of staying motivated. If you do not like running, but love to swim then add swimming into your workouts. Keeping yourself excited and looking forward to doing something fun will increase the likelihood that you stick with it!

Another great way to stay motivated is to have a constant reminder of what you are working towards. Write down your goals and put them in a place where you are going to read them everyday. Make a checklist of short-term goals that lead up to your long-term goal to remind you of the progress you are making and how far you have come.  Write down you “WHY” – why did you start the Challenge? – And tape it to your bathroom mirror to read every morning.  Do whatever works for you!

There are so many great motivational stories out there. Here is another great one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX9FSZJu448
 

Keep moving forward!  And May the 4th be with you! ☺


 

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