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4 Tips for Making Reachable Fitness Goals

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We’ve all gone through it. It’s a new start, and we make individual resolutions. Then we give up in a month. Why does this occur?

1. Make Fitness Goals, Not Resolutions

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

Goals are an objective of your effort, an ambition or a desired reaction. They appear less dreadful—and more possible.

What if you approach this year with the attitude of making achievable goals, as an alternative to setting formidable resolutions? Rethinking your thinking process and being kinder to yourself is the first move toward development.

2. Make SMART Fitness Goals

Your goals for the year could include:

  • Professional—obtaining a bigger salary at work.
  • Health—beginning a strength training workout.
  • Personal—reading additional books.

Now that you’ve established your goals, how do you remain determined to accomplishing them?

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

How Do You Choose a SMART Goal?

SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based. They’re clear but not overpowering.

Your SMART goals could involve:

  1. Read for 20 minutes before you go to sleep nightly this week.
  2. Consume greens at all meals this week.
  3. Walk after supper every day this week.

Having SMART goals will prevent you from becoming overwhelmed by what you want to reach.

3. Share Your Fitness Goals with a Friend

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

4. Sign Up for a Free Week at FXB Ames

Prepared to finally meet your fitness goals this year?

Making (and achieving) goals is just one component of the healthy lifestyle we teach at Farrell's Ames. Claim your free week and discover how we can help you reach your goals.

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