4 Tips for Making Realistic Fitness Goals

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We’ve all done it. It’s a new start, and we create particular resolutions. Then we give up by February. Why does this occur?

1. Make Fitness Goals, Not Resolutions

Resolutions are a strict intention to do or not do a behavior. On account of this, they’re exact and can be intimidating.

Goals are an objective of your drive, an ambition or a favorable effect. They seem less dreadful—and more achieveable.

Imagine you come into 2020 with the mind-set of making attainable goals, as opposed to setting intimidating resolutions? Rethinking your thinking process and being kinder to yourself is the first move toward growth.

2. Create SMART Fitness Goals

Your goals for the year could involve:

  • Professional—receiving a bigger salary at work.
  • Health—beginning a strength training schedule.
  • Personal—reading extra books.

Now that you’ve set your goals, how do you stay determined to achieving them?

SMART goals drive you to meet milestones and acknowledge victories during your journey.

How Do You Write a SMART Goal?

SMART represents specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based. These goals are specific but not intimidating.

Your SMART goals could involve:

  1. Read for 20 minutes before you go to sleep each night this week.
  2. Eat vegetables at every meal this week.
  3. Walk after supper every day this week.

Having SMART goals will help you avoid being overwhelmed by what you want to reach.

3. Share Your Fitness Goals with a Loved One

Be certain to share your goals with someone! Having an accountability partner can aid you in remaining with your goal during the process.

4. Claim Your Free Week at FXB Stillwater

Set to finally meet your fitness goals in 2020?

Creating (and reaching) goals is merely one component of the healthy lifestyle we develop at Farrell's Stillwater. Sign up for a free week and find out how we can help you meet your goals.

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