Fitness Friday: Set Summer Health+Wellness Goals!

“With KidFit I learned that there’s more to fitness than just exercise. I’ve also learned that I can achieve my goals if I try hard enough.”

-Damian, KidFit Athlete

 

Founder Maggie and her husband Dave running the Seattle Marathon

Founder Maggie and her husband Dave running the Seattle Marathon

One of the most powerful motivators to get and stay healthy is to set goals!  By stating something specific you want to achieve, you are much more likely to achieve it.  Who knows? You might even surprise yourself and surpass your goals.

Whenever I start training for a race, I always set goals for myself around time, feeling, training, and nutrition. By taking a more holistic approach, I am able to truly improve my whole self and feel much healthier overall!  Below, find some resources and tips as YOU set some summer wellness goals.

Happy goal-setting! 🙂

TIPS:

  • It is important to set your goals high enough so that they are not easy to attain but realistic enough that they are possible.
  • Set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bound) goals.  Video explaining this here.
  • Set goals around different aspects of your life: fitness (sign up for a race); nutrition (eat more veggies and less sugar); general lifestyle (take a walk mid afternoon 4 days/week)
  • Recruit a friend or family member to take the challenge as well
  • Challenge yourself and have fun!

Here are some resources to help you set goals and stay on target:

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Videos for Change: Goal Setting Day 5 & Recap

How can we use goal-setting in other parts of our lives?

Listen to KidFit Academy founder’s answer!

Want to inspire students to live healthier lives? Now it is easier than ever to join the fitness education revolution! Record a 30-60 second video (like this example) of yourself answering one of the guided questions shared on our blog. Share the link to the video with @KidFitAcademy on FB, Twitter, or comment below!

RECAP: Last week, we focused on goal-setting, answering the following questions…

Day 1; What does it mean to set goals?
Day 2: Why is goal-setting important?
Day 3: What are the critical components of setting short- and long-term goals?
Day 4: How can we use goal-setting in our workouts?
Day 5: How can we use goal-setting in other parts of our lives?

This week, we will be tackling CONFIDENCE! Tune in for some inspiring stories motivating students to add more meaningful confidence in their daily lives.

Videos for Change: Goal-Setting Day 4

How can goal-setting be used to motivate you during workouts?

Watch the video to get KidFit Academy founder’s opinion and then share your own!

Getting involved in the KidFit Academy fitness education revolution has never been easier:
1. Record a video answering the question.
2. Share the link with @KidFitAcademy on FB, Twitter, or this blog!
3. Spread the word to others!

Inspire students to get active, stay motivated, and reach their goals!

Videos to Change: Goal-Setting Day 3

What are the critical components of setting short- and long-term goals?

1. Watch the video to hear one idea!
2. Create and post a 30-60 second video sharing your idea!
3. Share it with us @KidFitAcademy by posting the link below, on FB, or Twitter.
4. Prepare to inspire students to set goals and get fit!

Join the fitness education revolution today!

The Importance of Goals_Videos for Change

Why is goal-setting important? Listen to founder of KidFit Academy talk about the importance of goals.

Inspired?! Make your own video and share it with us! Prepare to inspire students across the nation! It is SO easy to join the fitness education revolution.

1. Pick a question from our guiding questions. https://kidfitacademyblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/videos-for-change_guiding-questions/
2. Make a 30-60 second video answering one of the questions.
3. Share your video with us!
-Comment with link to video below
-Share the link with us on twitter (@KidFitAcademy) or FB: KidFitAcademy

Fitness Friday_Endurance Run!!!

Happy Fitness Friday!  With only 10 days left of our challenge, today’s endurance run is especially important.  It is time to amp up the effort, FOCUS on your goals, get moving, and have FUN! 🙂 

Remember, we are getting active this month in order to honor National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and serve as a positive example of healthy living for future generations.

Goals Check-in: 

  • BIG GOAL: Increase health and wellness and become an example of purposeful daily fitness for the next generation
  • Daily Goal: 30 minutes (or more) of purposeful fitness activity

METRICS: Record the following quick metrics in order to track your progress!

Activity: ________
Minutes Active: _______
Intensity Level of Activity: (using key below) ___

  • 0=no activity
  • 1=mild activity (stroll, slow walking, etc.)
  • 2=moderate activity (quick walking, hike, bike ride, jog, etc. that challenges you but does not greatly elevate HR)
  • 3=Vigorous Activity (running, challenging hike, speed work, heavy weight lifting, etc. that pushes your limits and elevates HR significantly)

(optional) After exercising, I felt __________.

EXAMPLE: Today I completed an endurance for about 45 minutes at an intensity level of 3.  After exercising, I felt exhausted but proud of myself for going even further in the time than last week!  

Day 2 Workout

Did you have a good circuit workout today?!?!

Be sure to track your progress along the way.  Writing down your goals and progress helps motivate you and lets you celebrate your success.  Find a system that works for you and go with it!

Goals Check-in: 

  • BIG GOAL: Increase health and wellness and become an example of purposeful daily fitness for the next generation
  • Daily Goal: 30 minutes (or more) of purposeful fitness activity

METRICS: Record the following quick metrics in order to track your progress!

Activity: ________
Minutes Active: _______
Intensity Level of Activity: (using key below) ___

  • 0=no activity
  • 1=mild activity (stroll, slow walking, etc.)
  • 2=moderate activity (quick walking, hike, bike ride, jog, etc. that challenges you but does not greatly elevate HR)
  • 3=Vigorous Activity (running, challenging hike, speed work, heavy weight lifting, etc. that pushes your limits and elevates HR significantly)

(optional) After exercising, I felt __________.

EXAMPLE: Today I completed a grueling circuit workout for 30 minutes at an intensity level of 3.  After exercising, I felt exhausted but refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of my day!