Fast Break Strategy #5-Keeping Goals in the Top of your Mind
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Since I have just begun this SP journey, I am getting these Fast Break Stage emails every other day or so. There is lots of good info in them - like the rest of the SparkPeople site! The Subject line of the email said "Losing your momentum? Tips to stay motivated." It kind of surprised me that some folks may be losing momentum this early in the game. Then as I was pondering this concept for a bit, I realized that in just about every other attempt I have made, I did the same thing.
THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT!!
I can't exactly tell you why at this point. A couple of things may have contributed to my improved resolve this time. Several months back a friend posted a link to a 5k to benefit an orphanage in Africa. This 5k was to be held in a town near ours and the entry fee was reasonable for a first timer like me. I kept this in the back of my mind, and as the day approached (it is actually this coming Saturday!) I realized that I better get myself ready. So a week and a half ago, I began SP!
Another thing that sparked my motivation was my brother. He and his wife and his 4yo began P90X a couple of weeks back. They will celebrate their 10th anniversary June of 2011 and are planning to go to St. Lucia - he said they needed to have their beach bodies ready! So they are shredding it! About midway through this conversation, I realized that I am the world's worst at NOT setting goals. I guess my theory is that if I don't set them, then I won't be disappointed in myself not to achieve them - right??!! NO!!!
So....I set a small goal - do that 5k no matter what! So I am....I have trained, am eating right, and have even found out exactly where the race beginning is located. I am so excited! Pray for me, y'all! :)