Do you KNOW your goals?
Oct 21, 2014
Many people first begin a routine without a clear set of goals. This is one of the factors that leads to boredom and makes it easy to prioritize other things over your routine. For the general population, the goals usually center on losing weight, gaining muscle, improving your health, feeling better, or any combination of these desires. Of course, most of these are often vague (except the first two), and because it is vague, it can often mean little to nothing as time goes on.
How do you want to feel better? Do you want to feel lighter as you move up a set of stairs? Do you want to be able to walk your dog for 30 minutes without feeling undue fatigue? How do you want to improve your health? What measurements would you like to see change, whether it be waist girth, blood cholesterol levels, fasted blood glucose levels, or your 1 mile run time?
These questions can help quickly guide you into what particularly are you training for, whether it be for health, performance, appearance, or all of the above. Make sure you have short term goals, long term goals, and a plan to meet them. If you do not meet all of the goals all the time, work on being ready and willing to adjust your goals.