For more than a year, I have attempted to complete at least 1,000 minutes of cardio or more per month, and I’ve been successful since 2012 began. I’m happy about that, but I think it’s time to change my focus a little so here are my goals for the month of May:
- Complete at least 1,000 minutes of cardio – a piece of cake when I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing…
- Complete at least 10 5k’s – I’m pretty sure I did this in March and maybe other months, but now I plan to document it. I completed my first one today. Only 9 more to go!
- Lose at least 8 pounds – I can and should be losing at least 8 pounds per month…period.
- Do 101 crunches everyday – I’m going to start again after falling out of my groove.
These goals are attainable, but I noticed something last week that has made me keenly aware of what I need to succeed. As I approached the end of the month, I noticed that my cardio goal was in jeopardy. And I knew that because I skimped on workouts while I was in Colorado that I might have trouble reaching my 1,000 for the fourth consecutive month, and I felt like throwing in the towel. The difference in my performance came from knowing that I’d post those numbers on my blog, and I wanted to post my achievements – not my failures so I succeeded. I reached my cardio goal only moments before midnight on April 30.
The point is that posting my cardio goal – and even my goal for daily crunches (which has been a #fail lately) gives me the extra push that I need to do what I know I should be doing. If you have a blog, you may already be aware of the power it yields in keeping you accountable. At least, it does for me.
Announcing my monthly goals is (mostly) new to me, but I know from the sidebar on my blog that it works. Do you have monthly goals? Do you post them? Does it work for you?