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4 Tips for Making Practical Fitness Goals

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We’ve all experienced it. It’s a new beginning, and we create particular resolutions. Then we give up in a month. Why does this occur?

1. Set Fitness Goals, Not Resolutions

Resolutions are a strict resolve to do or not do something. As a result, they’re exact and might be discouraging.

Goals are a target of your effort, an aspiration or a favorable result. They seem less dreadful—and more achieveable.

Suppose that you go into this year with the mind-set of making reachable goals, as opposed to choosing formidable resolutions? Rethinking your thinking process and being kinder to yourself is a start toward development.

2. Choose SMART Fitness Goals

Your goals this year may include:

  • Professional—getting a new title in your career.
  • Health—beginning a strength training routine.
  • Personal—reading extra books.

Now that you’ve established your goals, how do you keep dedicated to reaching them?

SMART goals inspire you to reach objectives and acknowledge achievements during the process.

How Do You Set a SMART Goal?

SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based. They are clear but not intimidating.

Individual SMART goals could involve:

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

Having SMART goals will prevent you from being overpowered by what you want to reach.

3. Share Your Fitness Goals with a Loved One

Be certain to tell someone about your goals! Using an accountability partner can assist you in keeping motivated during the process.

4. Sign Up for a Free Week at FXB Des Moines

Set to finally meet your fitness goals in 2020?

Determining (and reaching) goals is just one piece of the healthy lifestyle we develop at Farrell's Des Moines. Sign up for a free week and discover how we can help you reach your goals.

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