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4 Tips for Choosing Realistic Fitness Goals

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We’ve all gone through it. It’s a new start, and we choose particular resolutions. Then we abandon them in a month. Why does this take place?

1. Make Fitness Goals, Not Resolutions

Resolutions are a strict decision to do or not do a behavior. As a result, they’re rigid and may be daunting.

Goals are an objective of your drive, an ambition or a wanted outcome. They seem less dreadful—and more feasible.

What if you go into this year with the attitude of setting reachable goals, as an alternative to making formidable resolutions? Reframing your thinking process and being nicer to yourself is a start toward development.

2. Make SMART Fitness Goals

Your goals for the year might involve:

  • Professional—getting a promotion at work.
  • Health—starting a strength training routine.
  • Personal—reading extra books.

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

SMART goals encourage you to achieve objectives and recognize success along the way.

How Do You Come Up With a SMART Goal?

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

Personal SMART goals could be:

  1. Read for 20 minutes before sleeping nightly this week.
  2. Consume vegetables at every meal this week.
  3. Go for walks after your evening meal daily this week.

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

3. Share Your Fitness Goals with a Loved One

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

4. Claim Your Free Week at FXB Rochester

Prepared to finally achieve your fitness goals today?

Determining (and achieving) goals is simply one piece of the healthy lifestyle we teach at Farrell's Rochester. Claim your free week and learn how we can help you achieve your goals.

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