Our Virtual Healthy Happy Hour group has been meeting every Monday night for 7 weeks now.
Each week we hop on a Zoom call. We go around the group one by one and recap what everyone’s goals were the previous week and how we did.
Then we go around again and set new goals for the week. I write them down so we can review them next week. Easy peasy. After we’ve all shared, there’s time to ask questions, discuss anything of interest then say our good-bye’s and get on with our evening.
The goals can be anything, they don’t have to be fitness-related.
One member wanted to get back in the habit of doing her hair while SIP, one decided to write letters to friends, I decided to move my phone out of my bedroom to stop late-night scrolling. We often adopt a goal after someone shares theirs.
For example, at the first meeting, two members had goals of 10,000 steps each day. I thought that was a great goal so I borrowed it and it ended up being the inspiration for the SIP 10,000 Steps Challenge.
The interesting that I’ve noticed is that we all approach these weekly goals the same way.
- Identify the goal.
- Set the plan on how to achieve it.
- Track progress.
- Adjust course, if needed.
And also, when the group goes and sets new goals each week, more often than not it’s prefaced with “Ok, so in addition to the 10,000 steps, the drinking more water and the other stuff I’ve already been doing, I’m going to xyz this week.”
This little trick is actually allowing our group to gain confidence by building success on top of successes as they reach goals and adopt new habits.
If you are interested in starting a group with your friends let me know if you need some help. Or if you are struggling to reach your goals but aren’t ready for a group sitch please contact me. I’d be happy to work with you.
Now go run!