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4 Tips for Creating Realistic Fitness Goals

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We’ve all done it. It’s the new year, and we set particular resolutions. Then we give up in just a few weeks. Why does this take place?

1. Make Fitness Goals, Not Resolutions

Resolutions are a strict commitment to do or not do an action. For this reason, they’re exact and may be daunting.

Goals are an objective of your effort, an ambition or a favorable outcome. They sound less dreadful—and more attainable.

What if you come into this year with the mind-set of creating achievable goals, rather than making unattainable resolutions? Reframing your thought process and being more forgiving to yourself is a start toward growth.

2. Choose SMART Fitness Goals

Your goals for the year may involve:

  • Professional—obtaining a bigger salary at work.
  • Health—having a strength training schedule.
  • Personal—reading more books.

Now that you’ve created your goals, how do you keep committed to reaching them?

SMART goals encourage you to achieve objectives and acknowledge victories during the process.

How Do You Write a SMART Goal?

SMART signifies specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based. They’re distinct but not overwhelming.

Your SMART goals could be:

  1. Read for 20 minutes before you go to bed nightly this week.
  2. Eat greens at all meals this week.
  3. Take a walk after supper daily this week.

Having SMART goals will stop you from becoming overpowered by what you want to achieve.

3. Share Your Fitness Goals with a Loved One

Be certain to tell someone about your goals! Using an accountability partner can help you in remaining on track during the process.

4. Sign Up for a Free Week at FXB Eagan

Ready to finally reach your fitness goals this year?

Making (and reaching) goals is merely one piece of the healthy lifestyle we develop at Farrell's Eagan. Claim your free week and learn how we can help you meet your goals.

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