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4 Tips for Choosing Achievable Fitness Goals

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We’ve all done it. It’s a new year, and we make personal resolutions. Then we abandon them in a month. Why does this happen?

1. Create Fitness Goals, Not Resolutions

Resolutions are a firm intention to do or not do a behavior. For this reason, they’re exact and may be intimidating.

Goals are an objective of your effort, an aspiration or a wanted effect. They seem less dreadful—and more practical.

Imagine you go into this year with the mind-set of setting achievable goals, instead of setting formidable resolutions? Reexamining your thinking process and being nicer to yourself is the first step toward progress.

2. Choose SMART Fitness Goals

Your goals for 2020 may involve:

  • Professional—getting a promotion at your job.
  • 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 empower you to meet milestones and recognize victories along the way.

How Do You Write a SMART Goal?

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

Your SMART goals could involve:

  1. Read for 20 minutes before sleeping nightly this week.
  2. Have vegetables at each meal this week.
  3. Go for walks after dinner daily this week.

Making SMART goals will prevent you from being defeated by what you want to achieve.

3. Share Your Fitness Goals with a Friend

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

4. Start a Free Week at FXB Des Moines

Ready to finally achieve your fitness goals now?

Determining (and meeting) goals is merely one piece of the healthy lifestyle we demonstrate at Farrell's Des Moines. Sign up for a free week and find out how we can help you meet your goals.

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