Keep it honest

Dr. Vijay Patel - Salute 10K

Dr. Vijay Patel finishing the Salute 10K in Arlington Heights.

“Yeah, I need to exercise more.”  These words don’t work. To change any behavior individuals with an explicitly stated goal are much more likely to achieve it.

Those who read my blog and know me, know I love to exercise.  Like many, between work and time with my family, I am finding it increasingly difficult to work out.

This past week I made a goal of running 262.2 miles over the summer.  That’s my goal.  I am putting it out there to help keep me honest.  What’s your goal?  Post it here in the comments section, put it on Facebook, tape it to your bathroom mirror.  Whatever, just make it public and go for it!


Vijay Patel (77 Posts)

Dr. Vijay Patel earned his doctoral degree in Chiropractic from National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois. Dr. Patel is board certified in electrodiagnostics by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. Dr. Patel has recently received training in Manipulation under Anesthsia (MUA). Constantly striving to give his patients the most up-to-date care possible, Dr. Patel attends many post-graduate seminars including such topics as neurology, research review, and sports performance enhancement. Dr. Patel has practiced medicine at Advanced Physical Medicine and Therapy in Mt. Prospect, Illinois since 1999. Dr. Patel currently serves as president of the Chicago chapter of the Illinois Chiropractic Society. He is also a member of both the National College of Chiropractic Alumni Association and the American Chiropractic Association. Dr. Patel is fluent in Gujarati. A lifelong runner, he has completed marathons and still competes in triathlons with his college mates.

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    1. Way to go Leslie. I’ll do my best to keep you honest. As for myself I logged 4.5 miles towards my goal this morning!

      • Leslie Anderson on June 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks Dr. Vejay for sharing your thoughts via blog. My goal this year is to lose at least 15 more pounds by December 31, 2012. To accomplish this goal I will exercise more and change my diet. Since you know me pretty well, you know that the more exercise part will be easy since this will be my 3rd year walking the Susan G. Komen 3 day. I need to work on the diet part! I am sharing this with you to keep me honest as well and putting out out there for all to see. Now that I’ve done that, it’s time to get working on that goal!

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