Tips for Setting 2017 Fitness Goals & Why You Need a Community to Support You
How many of you are really trying to think of your 2017 fitness goals? As a mom and outdoor nerd, I have realized the importance of setting goals and having a community rooting for my goals. One thing I realized this year is that there are a lot more people out there with the same fitness goals as me! Now that I have found a community to share those goals with, I am more fired up than ever to achieve them. Check out these tips for setting goals in 2017 and why you need that community to support you!
Goals help you to get things done!
It is a proven fact that when you set a goal for yourself, you are more likely to get things done. Try setting a few small goals, achieve them, and experience how awesome this feels. Once you have tackled those small goals, try working towards some bigger ones.
Set goals that you want to achieve
Don’t mess around with goals in which you have no desire to accomplish. Half of the fun of setting goals is achieving them. Spend some time coming up with goals that you want to achieve! You will be surprised as to how much more motivating it is to work towards goals you want to accomplish. Trust me, it will make goal achieving that much sweeter!
Goals help keep you on track
Many people wonder why goals are important. Let’s say you have a goal of losing 50 pounds in 2017, but you have no plan to get there. Goals are like a plan to help you reach your achievements. While we don’t always reach our fitness goals, it does help to keep us on track! The end goal is to always reach our goal, but if that doesn’t happen, it is always amazing to look and see what was accomplished along the way.
Communities help to keep you motivated
I am a part of several like-minded groups on Facebook. This means that we have the same goals in mind. When it comes down to it, having a community with the same like-minded goals can help us to achieve things we never thought of. When you are lacking in motivation, you can lean on the community you are a part of. When you come across a problem, you can bounce ideas off of your community! Communities are super important in the goal achievement process. Don’t you agree?
Join our 365 Mile Challenge this year!
If you have 2017 fitness goals and want to be a part of an awesome community, then it’s time to join a community of over 300 women as we try to complete 365 self-propelled miles in 2017. I can’t think of a better way to reach your (or mine) fitness goals than by joining this challenge. Joining the 365 Mile Challenge is going to be life changing for you and for the community you will be a part of. Read more about this self-propelled fitness program and be inspired to better your health!
There is a $10 sign-up fee, but you get all this cool stuff for joining:
- A #365milechallenge vinyl sticker (shipped only to the U.S. or Canada)
- Entry into a private, supportive and fun facebook group just for 365 Mile Challenge participants.
- Exclusive discounts on outdoor clothing and gear found only for members of the group.
- Automatic entry for prize package drawings on outdoor clothing, gear and swag.
- Motivation and support to get out there and conquer 365 miles.
- Automatic entry into a mega big prize package just for 365-mile challenge finishers if you complete your 365 miles before midnight (MST) on December 31, 2017.
You don’t have to take my word for it. Here is what others are saying about the 365 Mile Challenge
Lollygaggers Blog: https://lollygaggersblog.com/2016/12/30/365-mile-challenge/
Raising a Wild Child: http://raisingawildchild.com/home/2016/12/28/365-challenge
Jean 365: http://www.jean365.com
Karli Likes: https://karllikes.wordpress.com/
To reach my goals here are a few of my go to products that I’m using to help me get my miles:
Black Diamond Hiking Poles
Keen Hiking Shoes
Black Diamond Nano Headlamp
Thule Chariot Carrier
Osprey Paco Kids Carrier Pack
Patagonia Down Jacket
Bose Bluetooth Headphones (I use the turquoise blue ones, sound sport)
To document my miles
I’m using a tracking sheet I created (you’ll have free access to it once you join and pay) but will primarily be tracking miles with my Apple Watch II.
FujiFilm Xt2 (it’s like a baby DSLR)