Getting on the Eliptical isn’t the hard part. Finally second nature, it’s what I do to start my day a few mornings a week.
Our condo workout room is pretty quiet at 5am. It takes just a minute to set the TV, fan, water and as my final all-systems-go:
I ceremoniously tighten my pony tail. Ready.
The hard part comes a few minutes in. When calories burned shows around 100. Early on I often bailed around 200. 500 seemed elusive and hey, it was just a number I made up anyway…
Now I’m used to seeing 100cals, groaning less, seeing 250 and thinking hey it’s almost 300… about then I try to laser focus on max’ing my muscles and breathing and sweating… and suddenly I’ve pushed past 500. It also helps to hide the number with a towel.
What keeps me going and committed?
Trying to never lose sight of my goal: Feel Younger, Be Stronger.
And specifically how does that goal calculate on the Elliptical? 500 calories burned.
No matter how I get there, intervals or straight away, I have one simple goal: hit 500.
Here’s My Elliptical Wisdom On Getting YOUR Goal (any goal!) Business or Life:
1) Define TWO Clear Goals: Your big picture goal (mine is Feel Younger, Be Stronger) and how you’ll measure so you know you hit it (my goal: blast 500 calories)
2) Set Yourself Up For Success: first establish, then commit, making it repeatable or you’ll risk over-thinking it each time.
3) Do The Work.
4) Celebrate Big & Little Successes Along The Way.
5) Check Your Peripheral View to help someone cross THEIR finish line as reach yours!
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