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Working out is not fun or easy. There’s a reason that, right there in the title, the word “work” is there prominent and sticking out. It’s the opposite of just lying around and getting fat, which, to be honest, the more pleasing of the two options. So we’re always trying to make it a bit easier on us when we’re working out. We stick on iPods attached to earbuds, or give us distances to go after, or try to make some kind of personal goal with time in order to push ourselves. It’s all about tricking ourselves into working out a little harder. Sometimes you have to make small performance goals (run this mile in 20 less seconds) or give yourself some incentives (if you finish this in the 20 less seconds you tried to, then you get to watch a movie of your choice that night; if not, then it’s the girlfriend’s choice). These tricks are important in order to make your workouts effective and worthwhile.
Which is why today we’re bringing you this article from AskMen.com about what kinds of fitness goals you should set for yourself in order to actually, you know, get fit. For example, among the tips they’re giving:
No.10 Run Your First Full Or Half-Marathon
If you’ve had a running program in place for a number of years, now might just be the time to step up your game and sign up for that half or full marathon that you’ve been thinking about for so many years. Having a clear goal for your training each day will give your workouts new meaning and ensure you commit for the long haul.
So head on over to the above link and check out the rest of the goals that you can set for yourself in order to make sure you’re getting the right inspiration for your workout.