One of the best ways to get started on the footpath to better health is to set a goal, then fly past it on our way to something greater!
When we have an objective like Tough Mudder, a Spartan Race or the Edmonton Marathon, having a goal is the most effective way to start putting one foot in front of the other. It helps to get us out the door on days we don’t feel like leaving the house.
Just wanting to lose weight and be fit isn’t always enough for us to get up and get after it. Many of us need a goal – a starting line – something to work toward so that our fitness and weight loss targets are about more than looking and feeling good. Feeling more alive and energetic is a great side effect, but we have to be careful about training based on our feelings, because our feelings don’t always serve our best interests.
So I would encourage you to make a goal for the month of April. Set the bar and take a step to reach it. Then another… then another… then one more!