After doing triathlons for five years, I didn’t sign up for a triathlon last summer. The result? I didn’t work out much and gained a few pounds around the middle (the muffin top). Without a workout goal my excuses ran rampant, but I did not.
Last week I decided to change things. I signed up for a triathlon in August. Nothing crazy. Just a simple Sprint triathlon with a hilly bike section.
The result? I’ve been swimming and running. No excuses. Now that I have a goal, it’s easy to stay focused.
Normally, I’m not a huge fan of goals (and organization). I like the flexibility of no goals. But while swimming today, I thought about how specific goals bring results.
Once my nebulous goal of ‘working out’ changed to something concrete, I took action.
S.M.A.R.T. goals makes things happen: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely.
So why not set a mark and go for it!
What specific goals do you have? Spending less? Saving more? Make your goals specific and you’ll get results.