Life could be described as being something of a rollercoaster. There are ups and there are downs. This is to be expected. The same is true of your fitness journey and so if you want to succeed long term you need to learn to overcome disappointment when it occurs and forge on. These top tips will help with that.
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So you want to run a marathon? Completing 26.2 miles is an awe-inspiring accomplishment that requires commitment and dedication. But it is not a walk in the park! You need a base of a minimum of three to six months’ worth of running four times per week. (It’s even better if you’ve been running for a year or more.) You should be able to comfortably complete a run of six miles. And you should have run at the very minimum a few 5K races.
When it comes to setting goals, and keeping to them there are a number of fancy apps and what not that will help. I advocate the use of a good old-fashioned paper diary as it is completely customisable to suit your individual needs and also because most of us could do without adding another digital something to our lives!
When it comes to setting health and fitness goals you’ll no doubt have come across the term “SMART goals”. The SMART system is one which allows you to set goals in such a way as to make sure they get done! Goal setting is not only essential for planning, it is key for motivation and ultimately success.