Although I sometimes feel like I'm invincible, I know I have to temper myself. If I decide I want to try a new exercise, it's always better to set incremental goals to achieving the ultimate time or number of reps to get the greatest benefit of the exercise. If I overdo it the 1st time around, I'll be too sore and tend to not want to do the exercise again. So I set mini goals--I do 10 reps today and increase them by two or three every day (daily mini goal) until I reach my goal of, say 50.
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Setting mini goals and deadlines based on upcoming events is motivating.
I like to dangle carrots in front of me to keep me going in the right direction. Good carrots for me are, upcoming social events, like family reunions and weddings. Sometimes it's just knowing I'm going to see someone I don't see very often. Hope it helps you too!306
I set mini goals for myself because my big goal of losing 50 pounds is so overwhelming. My current mini goal is to lose 10 lbs before my future sister-in-law's bachelorette party, but I also set mini goals for each work out, for instance, run three blocks further today than I did yesterday.
I have started setting mini goals each day and then set about achieving them. I either post them online or write on a sheet of paper so I can see them and do what I said I was going to do. It is helping to work harder!205At the end of the day I post or write down that I achieved them.
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