Reaching Your Goals : Surefire Way To Stay On Track!

Mar 15, 2011   //   by Reflexion   //   Articles, Fitness, Goal Setting, Motivation  //  No Comments


Excellent! You have that goal worked out. It’s locked in place. “I’m going to lose 5kilos in 10 weeks!”, “I’m going to run 5km in 12 weeks.” The first weeks kick off full of drive and excitement. “I can do this!” But then, the momentum starts to drop. “How am I going to make it?”, “10 weeks seems so long.”, “I want it to happen NOW!” Sound familiar? Well, just like with your goal, don’t stop know. Read on to find out how to stay on track and make it happen for YOU.

In a follow up to my previous post on goal setting, I’m going to talk about gaining consistency with your training schedule. The benefits and the reasons for maintaining a schedule to get results.

The first thing to do is to return to the goal you have set. If you don’t have one yet or would like some ideas on setting one, you might like to read my previous post here.

Is one killer workout going to get you there? Not likely, and if it is, maybe try aiming a little further. So what is going to get  you there?

Grab out your diary or calendar and highlight the end-date you have set for your goal. Now, working backwards from there, mark out your workouts like appointments that you just have to keep until you get back to today’s date.

With a regular schedule now in place, the next step is to choose the activities that are going to fill these spots. This will depend on your particular goal and the options are almost endless. (I’ll save that one for a future chat.) But in more general terms, one major factor in sticking to your schedule and remaining consistent is FUN!

  • Set your goal
  • Grab your diary
  • Make it fun
  • Stick to it
  • Target reached!

So… find some enjoyment in what you are doing. If there’s no fun in what you’re currently doing, try something else. Keep changing it up until you land on something that really works for YOU. The aim here is to make it a priority to keep those sessions that you marked out. Is housework a priority on most peoples list? No. Because for most people, this is not something they consider to be a whole lot of fun.

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”  – Dale Carnegie

Once you find those activities that really make you feel great and get the heart rate ticking along, your workouts will no longer seem like a chore. From here, keeping up the consistency needed to hit your goal, should be a great deal easier and something that you will look forward to.

Make sure your friends and family are aware of what you are working on so they can help and support. Better yet, get them involved too. A sure fire way to add some extra fun and motivation!

Do you have other ideas you would like to share? Leave a comment below or share this article with others on Facebook or Twitter.

Have Fun!


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