Hello, loyal UNBers and welcome back to my fifth installment of “Fitness Corner”. My name is Darrin Miller and I’m the fitness staff writer for UNB. Last week I covered the first of three ways to leverage the fitness goals you have set – “Goals As Building Blocks”. This week I’ll focus on the 2nd way:
Goals As Reflection:
One of the wonderful things about goals, especially since they must be written down and easily visible, is that they serve as an archive of where we have been as well as where we are going. Think about it. Let’s say three years have gone by and running has become your ideal sport. You may have exceeded that initial goal of running five miles after one year by now. You may be up to 10 miles or 15 miles of running with ease. You may even be a cross-country runner. Along the way, you have created and achieved a multitude of goals fostering your running abilities. How rewarding to look back and see what you have accomplished, last year, or the year before that or simply reflect upon where you started. Who knows, you may have huffed and puffed your way up a flight of stairs three years ago and now you may be competing in triathlons. Although you may remember what your abilities were like when you started, you will soon take your athletic prowess for granted – DON’T! Posted goals help us remember where we came from and keep us vigilant about pursuing new levels of fitness. What a double benefit. Through using goals as a tool to achieve things in the future, you can truly see how, “you’ve come a long way baby!”
This week I’ve strayed away from my favorite undies label – Papi. Brought to you by photographer Russell Windle, I’m featured here in a classic black and white brief by 2(x)ist, with a black and white western themed do rag, while basking in the Texas sun and country side before it gets too damn hot.
Keep the faith and stayed focused!!!