Here's a scenario. It's January 1, 2019 and you haven't spent a single minute thinking about your new year's resolution. It's an arbitrary date you tell yourself, it doesn't matter. But soon you see your friends setting their new year's resolution and you feel pressured to at least pick something.
Without much thinking you choose something related to fitness, because none of us are ever really satisfied with where we want to be related to fitness--there's always room for improvement, right?
Here's the problem-- when you don't spend much time thinking about your resolution, it doesn't mean much to you and there's very little chance you'll actually stick with it.
So we have a challenge for you.
Start thinking NOW about your new year's resolution. Once you've selected a resolution, spend some time asking yourself why that goal is important. And when you have your why figured out next ask why your
why is important.
Here's an example: I will lose 20 pounds in 2019. Why? Because I want to be healthier. But why is this why important? I want to be healthier because I want to ensure I'm here to see my grandchildren get married. Now that's a why! Take it step further: Why do I want to see my grandchildren get married? Because I want to leave a lasting legacy for the next generation.
You get the idea.
Knowing the why behind your goals is a much more productive way to ensure your motivation continues all year long.
As we all know, there are dozens of things you can do to help accomplish your resolution this year. So don't just sign up for the the first diet, race, or membership to cross your mind simply because it's vaguely related to your new year's resolution--make sure it's part of your
- If pushing yourself to new limits so that you can prove to yourself how tough you are is part of your why, this race might be for you.
- If trying something new so that you learn what excites you most in life is part of your why, this event might be for you.
- If mixing up your fitness routine so that you don't lose motivation two months in this year is part of your why, this race might be for you.
The Upside Down Indoor Triathlon is more than a race. It's about proving you can do whatever you set your mind to in 2019.
If that sounds enticing to you, then spend some time in the next few weeks setting your new year's resolution and then sign up for the triathlon, but
only if it will help you accomplish your resolution and your why.
It's a great way to kick-start the new year. And the best part is, your training will start now. Who says you have to wait until January 1 to start accomplishing your goals. Get after it now!