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Run Lift Mom is an audio podcast uplifting women and guiding mothers through their fitness journey. Episodes feature expert interviews in the topics of running, strength training, and motherhood.

Hi there, I'm Suzy!

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I uplift other women in the areas of running, lifting, and motherhood and create community for servant leadership.

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Run Lift Mom is an audio podcast uplifting women and guiding mothers through their fitness journey. Episodes feature expert interviews in the topics of running, strength training, and motherhood.

3 Reasons Why You Don’t Reach Your Goals

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This Run Lift Mom Podcast Episode offers quick tips about how to overcome the 3 reasons why you don’t reach your goals . Enjoy!

Many times people think they understand how to set goals, but then they never quite achieve what they were after. Here are 3 reasons why you don’t reach your goals:

You aren’t excited

One common reason you don’t reach your goals? They aren’t compelling or inspiring. 

You’re much more likely to put time and energy into something that excites you, so your goals should reflect that same level of momentum. 

I’m talking goals that make you leap out of bed in the morning ready to go! 

If running 2021 miles in 2021 doesn’t light your fire don’t do it.

Maybe you are invigorated by travel but want to set a fitness goal. Could you set a goal around racing in 3 new states in the upcoming year?

You don’t know how to get there

Something we practice on my Aloette team is goal mapping. 

That’s where you write out a specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time based goal (SMART acronym) and also list 3 ways you’ll get there. 

Goal

  1. How I’ll get there 
  2. How I’ll get there 
  3. How I’ll get there 

Here’s an example: 

Goal: run Topsail Beach half marathon on February 5, 2022

  1. How I’ll get there: follow 8 week training plan beginning December 9, 2021
  2. Restrict alcohol to no more than 2 servings per week
  3. Commit to a regular bedtime of 9 pm that ensures 7 hours of sleep each night 

You aren’t committed

That’s because you’re trying to stay “motivated”

Motivation does not work. Discipline does. 

Motivation is Instagram quotes and YouTube videos. Discipline is, for example, doing what your marathon training says even when you don’t feel like it. 

Take the “how I’ll get there” items from the last step & make sure you do them

Discipline, not motivation.

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