Operation Perseverance: Design and Set a Physical Fitness Goal for 30 Days

kids fitness goalsKids, adults it doesn’t matter, most every study suggest that we need to be moving and exercising more. I’m as guilty as anyone when it comes to my lack of discipline in this area. It doesn’t have to be that way, and maybe by working with our kids we can all set healthy goals for the future. My boys will be starting hockey again in September and they go through tryout’s and scrimmages getting ready for the season. By doing some practicing ahead of time they can raise their fitness level so that they can play harder but also might refine some of their skills to give them an edge.

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Operation Perseverance: Design and Set a Physical Fitness Goal for 30 Days

MISSION BRIEF:
Your mission is to set a goal to do some form of physical fitness every day for 30 days. Exercise is an important part of anyone’s well being and setting goals and achieving them are important lessons for life.

EQUIPMENT:
Whatever you might need to perform your exercise, perhaps a ball, stick and pucks, your mission notebook.

MISSION DETAILS:
Getting started on the mission is simple. Completing the mission is another thing entirely. And you’ll find as you get older, doing something like this will get harder and harder.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.Thomas A. Edison
Having early successes that you can look back on and remember what successfully meeting your goals feels and looks like is a valuable life experience.

  1. Pick a fitness goal that you can achieve. If you play sports, doing something to help prepare you for playing that sport can really give you an advantage when the season starts. My boys play hockey so trying to take 100 shots a day would dive them edge over the other players when the season kicks off. That would mean you shot over 3000 pucks in 30 days! That’s something to be proud of.Maybe you play basketball so taking 200 shots a day would be a good goal. Or maybe you see yourself on Ninja Warrior some day so trying to do 10 pull up’s, 30 situp’s and 30 pushups a day is your goal. Set a goal and see what you can do every day to beat that goal.
  2. Record your progresss
    Using your mission notebook, setup a page to record your goal writing the date and how many of what exercise or activity you performed.

MISSION PARAMETERS:
It’s going to be easy to not finish this one, it takes will power, focus and determination to complete. It will be so worth it! If you happen to be somewhere where you can’t do your full activity, adapt a work around. So if you normally want to be able to shoot baskets but don’t have a hoop handy, do some pushups, situps, run in place, jumping jacks, etc.

MISSION VALUE:
+250 MAN POINTS FOR SETTING YOUR GOAL
+250 MAN POINTS FOR GETTING 7 OF 30 DAYS DONE
+750 MAN POINTS FOR GETTING 14 OF 30 DAYS DONE
+1500 MAN POINTS FOR GETTING 21 OF 30 DAYS DONE
+3000 MAN POINTS FOR GETTING 30 OF 30 DAYS DONE

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