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4 Tips for Choosing Realistic Fitness Goals

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We’ve all experienced it. It’s the new year, and we create individual resolutions. Then we give up in just a few weeks. Why does this occur?

1. Set Fitness Goals, Not Resolutions

Resolutions are a firm decision to do or not do a behavior. Because of this, they’re exact and might be discouraging.

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

Suppose that you go into the new year with the mind-set of creating reachable goals, as opposed to choosing intimidating resolutions? Rethinking how you think about things and being nicer to yourself is a start toward improvement.

2. Choose SMART Fitness Goals

Your goals this year could incorporate:

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

Now that you’ve established your goals, how do you stay committed to achieving them?

SMART goals encourage you to achieve targets and celebrate victories along the way.

How Do You Create a SMART Goal?

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

Personal SMART goals could include:

  1. Read for 20 minutes before you go to sleep nightly this week.
  2. Eat greens at all meals this week.
  3. Take a walk after your evening meal every day this week.

Making SMART goals will help you avoid being defeated by what you want to attain.

3. Share Your Fitness Goals with a Family Member

Remember to reveal your goals to someone! Having an accountability partner can help you in keeping on track during the process.

4. Sign Up for a Free Week at FXB Eden Prairie

Ready to finally meet your fitness goals today?

Creating (and achieving) goals is simply one component of the healthy lifestyle we teach at Farrell's Eden Prairie. Sign up for a free week and find out how we can help you meet your goals.

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