Saturday, 24 January 2009

Fitness Progress Report

A friend of mine just dropped some heavy on me. A great tidbit of information that we should all make note of. Here it is.

Life is like garden: don't expect it to be thriving if you ignore it.

You may not be a green-thumb (I'm not!) so I'll go a bit further.

If you take the time to make health, fitness, flexibility or relaxation a part of your everyday life you will reap the rewards in the long term.

You see, as a group, we tend to overreact in the short term (like sweeping New Years Resolutions) and under-react in the long term (do we actually follow through).

One problem with huge sweeping goals is this: They are huge! We get overwhelmed. If a weight loss goal is to lose 40 lbs that may seem a little daunting at first. But, if you break it down into smaller chunks they become more manageable and easier to check off as you hit them. Makes you feel really good as well to see all those check marks.

Speaking of which, we are 3 weeks into the new year. The year is 5% done. How are your fitness goals progressing? Are you 5% of the way there? If you were going to lose 40lbs, have you lost 2 already?

Here is a little heads up to boost chances for success. Grab a partner. Someone with your best interest in mind. With similar goals. With a drive that you could feed off of. Positive frame of mind.

It's a major reason why running groups are formed. We feed off the energy of others. So make it supportive and positive. I mean, you have the choice right? It doesn't mean that things will be super easy now. But you will have the support you need to get through the rough patches that may have derailed you in the past.

And that is when the real success begins.

So take that first step. Find a group or friend (that you can stand!) and plan out your goals. Start a success group! They are not the sole domain of the business world.

Now go get 'em!

In health,