Finding your goals to good health

Finding your goals to good health

As individuals, we have to define our own goals and use them as our guide. Goals are targets and can (should) be changed as our situations change. We target ourselves for a certain weight or exercise. Perhaps it is exercise related, running a marathon or triathlon, swimming in a race or maybe there are exterior goals such as rock climbing, skydiving or hang gliding. Whatever the case, write it down and have a plan for how you’ll achieve those goals, and DO IT.

What has always helped my through my goals in good health is finding something that I want to train for. For example, every year I walk 39 miles for Breast Cancer. It takes a lot training but I love it because it gives me a goal to get in better shape. I look at my diet and make small changes. I schedule my workouts in my calendar. It gets me motivated. Now, that is a ‘once a year’ event for me and my colleagues. Each year I strive to hit the goal and God-willing I am able to do so. But I think goals are about reaching higher, further than you possibly could imagine. What do I mean? It’s called ‘stretch goals’. What is it you want to accomplish, and can you improve that by 10%? Maybe 20%? Back to my annual walk. Those 39 miles are tough, and in two days that is like combining a marathon and a half! I’m beat and totally tired after the walk…and yes, no running is allowed. I have a certain time to get done, but I would like to beat it (I’m that competitive). How do I stretch my goal? I keep walking a bit faster each mile, put myself on a pace to get done early.

Achieving good health and living a healthy lifestyle is not hard to do. Set your goals and keep them front and center. You’ll find yourself doing things better than you could possibly imagine and reaching higher than ever.

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