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4 Tips for Choosing Reasonable Fitness Goals

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

1. Write Down Fitness Goals, Not Resolutions

Resolutions are a firm plan to do or not do a behavior. On account of this, they’re exact and may be daunting.

Goals are a target of your ambition, an aspiration or a desired reaction. They sound less dreadful—and more obtainable.

What if you go into the new year with the attitude of setting reachable goals, in place of setting intimidating resolutions? Reassessing your thinking process and being more forgiving to yourself is a start toward growth.

2. Create SMART Fitness Goals

Your goals this year may include:

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

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

SMART goals energize you to achieve objectives and recognize victories along the way.

How Do You Choose a SMART Goal?

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

Personal SMART goals could be:

  1. Read for 20 minutes before you go to bed every night this week.
  2. Eat vegetables at each meal this week.
  3. Walk after your evening meal daily this week.

Making SMART goals will prevent you from being defeated by what you want to do.

3. Share Your Fitness Goals with a Friend

Be certain to reveal your goals to someone! Keeping an accountability partner can aid you in keeping with your goal during the process.

4. Start a Free Week at FXB Mankato

Ready to finally achieve your fitness goals today?

Setting (and reaching) goals is merely one piece of the healthy lifestyle we demonstrate at Farrell's Mankato. Sign up for a free week and discover how we can help you achieve your goals.

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