We are closing the first full week of the New Year and already some New Year’s resolutions to “get fit” are suffering from waning enthusiasm.
One problem is that the resolution to “get fit” leaves too much wiggle room. Exactly what does it mean to “get fit”? How do you know when you’ve accomplished getting fit?
If you haven’t already done so, you need to put a stake in the ground. Register for an event. Commit. It doesn’t matter if it is running, cycling, a triathlon or something else that requires you to be moving for at least 30 minutes at a steady rate. Best would be if you recruit one or more buddies to do the event with you. Or, help someone else gain fitness by offering to do an event with them.
Place one event on your calendar that is about three months out from now, and then find another one that is six to eight months out. While you are busy getting prepared for these events, you will get fit. More than likely you’ll also begin to eat better and lose the extra few pounds that have been hanging around. I am also willing to bet that while you are on a swim, ride or run workout your mind will wander to solve a problem (or problems) you’ve been having.
Working your way to successfully completing an endurance event has a very interesting synergy that yields many more benefits/results than just completing the event.
Don't procrastinate, find something within the next seven days.
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