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4 Tips for Choosing Practical Fitness Goals

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We’ve all gone through it. It’s a new start, and we set particular resolutions. Then we quit by February. Why does this occur?

1. Create Fitness Goals, Not Resolutions

Resolutions are a strict promise to do or not do an action. Consequently, they’re rigid and may be intimidating.

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

What if you go into the new year with the outlook of making attainable goals, instead of choosing intimidating resolutions? Reexamining your thinking process and being nicer to yourself is a start toward progress.

2. Choose SMART Fitness Goals

Your goals this year might include:

  • Professional—getting a promotion at your job.
  • Health—beginning a strength training schedule.
  • Personal—reading more books.

Now that you’ve created your goals, how do you keep determined to accomplishing them?

SMART goals motivate you to achieve milestones and celebrate achievements during the process.

How Do You Write a SMART Goal?

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

Your SMART goals could involve:

  1. Read for 20 minutes before sleeping nightly this week.
  2. Have veggies at each meal this week.
  3. Walk after supper each day this week.

Having SMART goals will stop you from being overpowered by what you want to attain.

3. Share Your Fitness Goals with a Friend

Remember to tell someone about your goals! Using an accountability partner can aid you in keeping with your goal during the process.

4. Sign Up for a Free Week at FXB Urbandale

Ready to finally reach your fitness goals this year?

Setting (and reaching) goals is simply one piece of the healthy lifestyle we teach at Farrell's Urbandale. Claim your free week and discover how we can help you achieve your goals.

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