Many of those in my blogging network set monthly health and fitness goals. These goals are often specific and realistic (more on this idea here!). For example: read X motivational books, run X kilometres over the course of the month or enhance social media presence.
For me, I think setting goals are useful in helping to map out a plan of action for the month and to stay accountable on your fitness journey. From what I have read, when people set specific targeted goals they are more likely to achieve them (personally, it’s the PURE satisfaction of being able to strike the “goal” off my monthly To Do list.
So here are my 5 goals for March (a few you already may be aware of):
- Finish the book chosen by my online running book club
(review to be posted March 15)
- Complete the in class portion of my Group Fitness Instructor Certification
- With warmer weather, restart running to/from work (related, start laying out my plan for my first 1/2 marathon!)
- Unplug from technology more on the weekends
- Plan one “family” activity every weekend (this could be going to skating rink, cross-country skiing, children’s museums, winter market …. endless opportunities).
Some of you may think these goals are not adventures or challenging. But I do not see it like that at all. Completion of the in class aspect of my certification alone just means more practical “hands-on” learning (and ACTUALLY teaching classes!).
This means that I have some pretty big goals to achieve before May 2, if I want to continue to become certified in pre/post natal fitness. So they may seem light this month, this is only the beginning.