A lot of us on Twitter have been talking about our workout routines and trying to get in better shape, exercise more, and also fit back into our pants. Since we all have separate goals and they don’t necessarily revolve around weight loss, I wanted to set up a challenge (with fun hashtags!) so that we can all try to achieve together. Studies show that people who write down their goals and have encouragement and support are more likely to achieve. I’m also a big fan of setting short term goals. So here’s what I’m proposing:
1. Comment below and write down your goal for the month of March. (Yes, there are 10 days left in February, but you can get started early!) Your goal can really be anything, as long as it involves pushing yourself to go a little further, fitness-wise, than you are right now – so maybe exercising a set number of times per week or for a certain length of time; incorporating weight lifting or a new type of exercise; or doing a particular workout video regularly; even going to a certain class or certain number of classes at the gym. It can also be something more simple, like “be able to do 10 real pushups” or “don’t fall over in half moon”.
2. Every Friday, I’ll post my progress towards my goal and you guys can post yours. You can measure your progress however you like, be it numbers on a scale, miles you can run, weights you can lift, number of times a week you worked out, etc.
3. Join twitter and discuss your goal and how you are meeting it with the hashtag #gofurther (I am totally open to suggestions, that is a lame hashtag).
4. At the end of March, everyone will report back and talk about whether you were or weren’t able to meet your goal. Everyone who participates all the way through the end of March will be entered into a drawing for a fun prize! (Which I think will be a yoga mat bag, or a gym tote of some kind.) I’m going to define participates as, “checks in at least twice” (and it doesn’t have to be on Fridays – so you can come back and comment on Friday’s post the following Monday to check in.)
If this works for people, we’ll do it again for April.
Okay, I’ll start, since this was my slightly-weird idea. My goal is: to be able to run 10 miles in less than 1h 40 min. What’s yours?