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4 Tips for Creating Practical Fitness Goals

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We’ve all gone through it. It’s a new start, and we choose individual resolutions. Then we quit in just a few weeks. Why does this happen?

1. Make Fitness Goals, Not Resolutions

Resolutions are a firm decision to do or not do an action. For this reason, they’re exact and might be discouraging.

Goals are the intention of your effort, an aim or a wanted effect. They sound less scary—and more feasible.

Imagine you go into this year with the outlook of setting achievable goals, instead of making formidable resolutions? Reexamining your thought process and being nicer to yourself is a start toward development.

2. Create SMART Fitness Goals

Your goals this year could incorporate:

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

Now that you’ve created your goals, how do you remain committed to accomplishing them?

SMART goals inspire you to reach targets and celebrate achievements during your journey.

How Do You Choose a SMART Goal?

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

Personal SMART goals could be:

  1. Read for 20 minutes before sleeping nightly this week.
  2. Consume vegetables at every meal this week.
  3. Go for walks after your evening meal every day this week.

Setting SMART goals will help you avoid becoming overwhelmed by what you want to achieve.

3. Share Your Fitness Goals with a Friend

Don’t forget to tell someone about your goals! Having an accountability partner can help you in remaining on track during the process.

4. Sign Up for a Free Week at FXB Plymouth

Prepared to finally meet your fitness goals in 2020?

Making (and achieving) goals is merely one component of the healthy lifestyle we teach at Farrell's Plymouth. Start a free week and learn how we can help you achieve your goals.

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