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4 Tips for Setting Realistic Fitness Goals

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We’ve all gone through it. It’s the new year, and we make personal resolutions. Then we abandon them in a month. Why does this happen?

1. Make Fitness Goals, Not Resolutions

Resolutions are a strict decision to do or not do something. Because of this, they’re rigid and may be daunting.

Goals are an objective of your effort, a plan or a favorable effect. They appear less formidable—and more possible.

Suppose that you go into 2020 with the attitude of making attainable goals, in place of choosing formidable resolutions? Reframing your thought process and being kinder to yourself is the first move toward growth.

2. Make SMART Fitness Goals

Your goals this year might incorporate:

  • Professional—receiving a promotion at work.
  • Health—beginning a strength training routine.
  • Personal—reading more books.

Now that you’ve established your goals, how do you keep determined to achieving them?

SMART goals inspire you to achieve objectives and acknowledge success during the process.

How Do You Set a SMART Goal?

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

Your SMART goals could include:

  1. Read for 20 minutes before you go to bed each night this week.
  2. Have greens at all meals this week.
  3. Take a walk after supper each day this week.

Making SMART goals will prevent you from being overwhelmed by what you want to reach.

3. Share Your Fitness Goals with a Friend

Don’t forget to reveal your goals to someone! Using an accountability partner can help you in keeping on track during the process.

4. Start a Free Week at FXB Brooklyn Park

Set to finally achieve your fitness goals now?

Creating (and achieving) goals is simply one piece of the healthy lifestyle we develop at Farrell's Brooklyn Park. Sign up for a free week and discover how we can help you reach your goals.

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