Happy New Year, Masters Athletes!
Did you set new fitness goals? So many people get stuck on “I want to lose weight”, or “I’m going to drink less”, or “….quit smoking”…….
As Masters Athletes, we have moved beyond that. Now we are looking for personal records (PRs). Some want to run a faster 5k or marathon. Others are looking for a heavier lift. A first pull-up or muscle-up. Some want to graduate from sprint triathlons to a full IronMan. One way or another, if you are a Masters Athlete, you have a goal. A goal that will exceed your performance in 2015.
Whether you’ve read Tom Rath’s book or follow the works of Dr. Greg Wells, you all know you must eat better, move better and sleep better to gain greater human performance. Heck, even if you don’t know Mr. Rath or Dr. Wells, it’s purely common sense. But beyond that, there is one more thing we all need to do to attain our PRs. Share your goals with family and friends! You don’t have to give specifics, but share the fact that you have goals and those goals are your priority.
If you’re like me, your training schedule pushes the limits of time management. Do you already feel as though you’re spending more time working out than you should when measured against work, family and friends? Solve the problem by sharing your fitness goals.
Here’s my suggestion. Build a weekly schedule and share it with your spouse or significant other. If you have a coach, share your fitness goals with them and go over your time schedule to make sure you’ve allotted enough time to meet those goals.
Most of us keep our goals to ourselves. Try sharing them for 2016. It may elevate the time problem. It will also add a level of accountability to assist with motivation!
Happy Workouts in 2016,