We’ve surpassed the period of time in which we recognise New Years Resolutions. Some, well many, of us can barely recall what we pledged to achieve in 2016, right?!
Personally and honestly, I’m still trying to figure out what motivates me to workout. What was it that got me to train for Brighton Half Marathon?! …and what has stopped me from training for other races I have committed to?!
I’m not afraid to give anything a try in my quest for the pot of gold at the end of my motivation rainbow. And when I recently came across Goalify, I thought I’d give it a try and share my thoughts with you.
Goalify is an app (available on iOS and android) created to help us reach our goals and be more consistent. I only recently upgraded my phone so actually now have the space to check out new apps! I spend enough time on it already, so maybe it could come in useful for tracking all the things I say I want to do?!
The 6×6 Challenge
There are four types of goals you can monitor on the app – I’m currently using the “Flex” option – where I have full control to choose my own targets. So here goes; I’ve decided to try something crazy. It’s called the 6×6. I’ve committed to working out 6 times per week for 6 weeks starting on Sunday 20th March (with a half marathon!). The exception to this rule is Saturday for me, which I have recorded on the app. When I go into the dashboard, it tells me what I need to do on that day to hit my goal; when I’ve completed my workout (as I did on Sunday) I record it.
There’s a clever pause system too, so should I need to take a break from my routine, I can suspend it until I can get back to it! I have no plans on needing this in the 6 weeks but isn’t it just a little demoralising when you can’t continue with something and your gadgets are constantly reminding you of your failures?!
I’m currently on the 3 month Unlimited plan, which means I can add an infinite amount of goals to the app (or 3 with the free version) and it also offers a little more flexibility with creating training plans (something I would love to do for running / training for a race).
I’m writing this post on Day 1 of my challenge and posting it on Day 2 where the plan is to get some yoga in as a workout and post race recovery rolled into one! Tuesday (Day 3) it’s back to teaching and I’ll also be off to a Ladies Who Lift session!
Keep an eye out on social media to see how the 6×6 is going! …I’ve also roped in a friend to do this with me (erm, a little accountability is a good thing, right?!). Oh, and the reason I’m doing this challenge?! A) I always say to myself, I wonder how fit I’d be / what I’d look like if I did my own classes B) I want to kickstart my motivation and C) I’m looking to learn, and figure out what works for me, and to learn to be as enthusiastic about my own training as I am about those who I train!
(CLOSED) WIN 3 Months Unlimited Goalify
The peeps over at Goalify have kindly offered me 3 codes to share with you lucky lot (anywhere in the World!) to join me as a goal digger! All you have to do is leave a comment with what you would use the app to work on or why you’d love to try it! I’ll pick 3 winners through out the week (all chosen by Sunday 27th March) so get in there quick at let me know what you are going to be up to now that Spring is officially (even if not in reality) here!!
So what’s your next challenge?! And how do you monitor your progress towards your goals?!
p.s this is a sponsored post however, you know me, all opinions are my own 🙂