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4 Tips for Creating Reasonable Fitness Goals

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We’ve all experienced it. It’s a new start, and we choose particular resolutions. Then we abandon them in just a few weeks. Why does this occur?

1. Create Fitness Goals, Not Resolutions

Resolutions are a strict promise to do or not do an action. As a result, they’re absolute and can be intimidating.

Goals are the intention of your drive, an ambition or a desired outcome. They seem less scary—and more possible.

Suppose that you approach this year with the outlook of making achievable goals, as an alternative to making intimidating resolutions? Reexamining how you think about things and being more forgiving to yourself is the first step toward growth.

2. Choose SMART Fitness Goals

Your goals for the year might incorporate:

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

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

SMART goals encourage you to meet targets and acknowledge accomplishments during the process.

How Do You Create a SMART Goal?

SMART represents specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based. They are definite but not overpowering.

Your SMART goals could involve:

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

Having SMART goals will prevent you from becoming overpowered by what you want to do.

3. Share Your Fitness Goals with a Family Member

Remember to tell someone about your goals! Keeping an accountability partner can help you in keeping motivated during the process.

4. Start a Free Week at FXB Overland Park

Prepared to finally meet your fitness goals today?

Creating (and meeting) goals is merely one part of the healthy lifestyle we develop at Farrell's Overland Park. Claim your free week and discover how we can help you reach your goals.

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