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Fit & Fabulous – Lock in your fitness goal

March 1, 2017
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Do you want to be fitter?

Do you want to be healthier or lose weight but just can’t seem to sustain it?

I might have the answer to helping you achieve your goal.

We all know that we want to be healthier and be fitter and more active even as we age.  However, sometimes we just can’t seem to get motivated enough for the long term.  Sure we start off all enthusiastic but by the end of a week or so, we have lost momentum and fall back into the old ways.

So what is the answer? You need to lock in your fitness goal today!

I do fun runs as a way to keep me motivated with my exercise. Registering for an event gives me a focus and something to work towards. I’ve just registered my daughter and I for the annual Mother’s Day Run. It is something we do every year together and in memory of my beautiful Mum who died from breast cancer 30 years ago.

At the beginning of each year I look at the Fun Run calendar and decide which events I want to participate in.  As well as keeping me fit, it also gives me the opportunity to support different charities.

Setting a goal will help to keep you focused on achieving what ever you want for your health and fitness.

Why not think of something today and mark it on your calendar?

It could be:

  • a Fun Run or Fun Walk – say your first 5K event
  • an event where you want to fit into that favourite outfit
  • a milestone such as a birthday or anniversary
  • a holiday that might be more active than usual

Once you have locked in the date, you can start working towards it.

Not sure how to do it?  You might like to read:

My tips on achieving your goal

Why Measuring Your Progess Helps You Achieve Your Goal Faster


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  • Reply Carol A Cassara March 1, 2017 at 04:28

    I’m impressed with your commitment to fitness. You are such an inspiration in that regard I love it!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 1, 2017 at 06:36

      Oh thank you Carol for your lovely comment. I’m passionate about keeping fit and encouraging others to do the same. It doesn’t matter about our age being healthy and fit to enjoy life is the key. Have a beautiful day!

  • Reply Kathy Marris March 1, 2017 at 07:01

    Fun Runs are great. I am not a runner at all but could certainly walk a Fun Run if I wanted to. My fitness goals are all over the place. I want to get fit but my body is telling me it’s sore and tired. I’m focusing on getting it better at the moment and will then try to increase my exercise. Walking is about all I’m capable of for now.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 1, 2017 at 11:43

      Listening to your body is so important Kathy so you are certainly doing the right thing. I have participated in fun runs for 10 years and actually ran a full marathon at 55. Not sure I could do that for my 60th but we are looking at doing the GC Half Marathon so maybe you could do a 5km walk. It is in July so maybe that could be your goal. x

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill March 1, 2017 at 20:00

    I REALLY wish I loved running like you do. I tried it again a while ago and it’s just not my thing. I totally agree with you about setting a goal so you have something to work towards – otherwise we procrastinate and cheat and never achieve what we’d like to. The years go by and the kilos creep on – one of the few downers about Midlife for a lot of us 🙁

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 2, 2017 at 13:55

      Running is definitely not for everyone Leanne and there are days I truly wonder why I do it. But if you have a goal no matter what it is it gives you the added strength and commitment to follow through. Yes extra kilos can be a problem but I don’t think we are alone 🙂

  • Reply Grammy Dee March 1, 2017 at 22:44

    Another good post from you! I wish I had all your energy. Thank you Sue for sharing this post at the #WednesdayAIM #LinkUp #BlogParty. I shared it on social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 2, 2017 at 13:54

      Thank you Grammy Dee!

  • Reply Lisa March 2, 2017 at 01:09

    Oh this post is so motivating and useful!! Thank you for sharing, I’ll check out the other posts as well! 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 2, 2017 at 13:52

      Thank you Lisa! I’m so pleased you felt motivated because that is my aim 🙂 Have a lovely week!

  • Reply Carol ("Mimi") March 2, 2017 at 06:29

    Great advice about setting goals and “locking” them in. Right now, my main goal is to get to the gym to take an exercise class or do a workout at least 3-4 times a week. I tell myself everyday that going to the gym is really the most important thing I will do all day — with regards to staying healthy and getting rid of some excess pounds. Thanks for sharing your tips.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 2, 2017 at 13:51

      I think if you schedule your exercise into your diary Mimi as you have done with the classes, it makes it more of a commitment. Rather than just saying, ‘I’m going to exercise today’. Keep up the great work you will fell amazing!

  • Reply Cathy Lawdanski March 2, 2017 at 07:38

    My daughter and I do a couple a year. We always pick one that has a kids 1K walk/run so that my grandson can participate. He loves to run!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 2, 2017 at 13:50

      Oh it is great to get the grandchildren involved Cathy. Such a good example for them to lead a healthier lifestyle. x

  • Reply Anne Downing March 2, 2017 at 09:30

    I just competed in swim to Rotto a 19.7km open water race. I want to keep up my fitness but find I need a goal to keep me on track.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 2, 2017 at 13:50

      Fantastic Anne! Yes I need to book in fun runs throughout the year to have a goal to work towards. It helps me keep on track and gives me a focus to base my fitness plan around.

  • Reply Min@WriteoftheMiddle March 2, 2017 at 15:01

    I envy your running and ability to enter fun runs. I’ve tried to be a runner but can’t do it, regardless of my enthusiasm and determination and commitment. I tried the couch to 5k app. I get sore hips and knees from running and I also have trouble with breathing! Looks like I have to be satisfied being a brisk walker, and I am – grateful for legs that will walk at least! 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 3, 2017 at 09:00

      Even entering a fun run to walk is good Min. My husband can’t run but he sometimes goes in the walk section of the fun run. It gives hims something to work towards and there are so many walkers it is great to see. Have a fit & fabulous week.

  • Reply Janet aka Middle Aged Mama March 2, 2017 at 17:25

    I’m just so glad I enjoy aqua twice a week. It’s better than nothing, which is what I was doing before!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 3, 2017 at 08:59

      Exactly Janet and you will be feeling the benefits of this exercise that is for sure. The most important thing is that you are loving it.

  • Reply Lyndall @ SeizeThe Day Project March 2, 2017 at 19:32

    I love to walk every day, but running isn’t my thing. I have some joint issues which are aggravated by running or jogging, so walking it is. I do need to do some toning exercises! #TeamLovinLife

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 3, 2017 at 08:59

      Everyone likes different things Lyndall and there are so many ways to be fit and fabulous. I love walking with my husband as he isn’t a runner either. We talk and take the time to look around whilst taking a brisk walk. I can’t recommend toning or light weights enough especially after 50 when we need strong muscles and bone density. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit March 3, 2017 at 04:51

    My fitness goal is “encouraged” by my current wardrobe not fitting me and a very hot and humid trekking trip in Thailand in July.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 3, 2017 at 08:57

      Oh what a great goal to work towards Leanne a trekking trip in Thailand – sounds amazing!

  • Reply Sydney Shop Girl March 3, 2017 at 13:09

    Keeping me motivated, Sue!

    At the moment, my goal is to persist with my daily running program. The weather makes it so tempting to stay in bed in the morning but I’ve managed to get in a few sessions this week so feeling good about that.

    SSG xxx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 3, 2017 at 15:58

      I know it is hard as the mornings get cooler but it is worth it! You are doing so well, keep it going!

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt March 6, 2017 at 12:45

    You nailed this one, Sue (as always)! I think for many of us, just scheduling our fitness times is critically important. I can’t run anymore, but now that spring is here I can schedule some bike rides on my days off from teaching, along with 2-3 mornings at the gym. Stay motivated as you head into your fall and winter!

  • Reply Menaka Bharathi - Bloggers Pit Stop Crew March 6, 2017 at 18:40

    Runs are a great way to stay fit, and if fun filled then they really are something I would look up to. Thanks for Joining the Bloggers Pit Stop

  • Reply shelley March 8, 2017 at 08:09

    Scheduling the runs sounds like a definite motivator! I’m not a runner, but I walk daily and I can see where this would definitely encourage me to not make excuses. Thanks so much for sharing at Over the Moon!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 8, 2017 at 20:16

      Yes it works for me Shelley. I look at ones that I want to do for the year and book them in. That way I am always working towards something. Have a lovely week Shelley. x

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