4 Tips for Setting Reasonable Fitness Goals

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We’ve all experienced it. It’s a new beginning, and we set personal resolutions. Then we abandon them by February. Why does this occur?

1. Write Down Fitness Goals, Not Resolutions

Resolutions are a strict resolve to do or not do an action. Because of this, they’re rigid and might be daunting.

Goals are a target of your effort, a plan or a favorable outcome. They appear less formidable—and more obtainable.

Suppose that you approach 2020 with the attitude of setting achievable goals, as an alternative to setting intimidating resolutions? Reassessing how you think about things and being kinder to yourself is the first move toward improvement.

2. Make SMART Fitness Goals

Your goals for the year could involve:

  • Professional—obtaining a promotion at your job.
  • Health—starting a strength training schedule.
  • Personal—reading more books.

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

SMART goals encourage you to meet objectives and celebrate success during your journey.

How Do You Come Up With a SMART Goal?

SMART signifies specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based. These goals are clear but not overwhelming.

Your SMART goals could involve:

  1. Read for 20 minutes before you go to bed nightly this week.
  2. Consume vegetables at every meal this week.
  3. Take a walk after supper each day this week.

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

3. Share Your Fitness Goals with a Family Member

Remember to reveal your goals to someone! Keeping an accountability partner can assist you in staying with your goal during the process.

4. Start a Free Week at FXB West Des Moines

Set to finally reach your fitness goals this year?

Determining (and reaching) goals is merely one component of the healthy lifestyle we demonstrate at Farrell's West Des Moines. Claim your free week and find out how we can help you meet your goals.

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