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4 Tips for Creating Practical Fitness Goals

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We’ve all gone through it. It’s the new year, and we choose particular resolutions. Then we quit by February. Why does this happen?

1. Create Fitness Goals, Not Resolutions

Resolutions are a firm plan to do or not do a behavior. As a result, they’re exact and might be intimidating.

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

Imagine you approach 2020 with the attitude of making attainable goals, instead of setting unattainable resolutions? Reexamining your thought process and being kinder to yourself is the first move toward progress.

2. Create SMART Fitness Goals

Your goals for the year may include:

  • Professional—obtaining a new title at your job.
  • Health—starting a strength training schedule.
  • Personal—reading additional books.

Now that you’ve set your goals, how do you stay determined to reaching them?

SMART goals drive you to meet targets and celebrate success during the process.

How Do You Choose a SMART Goal?

SMART signifies specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based. These goals are clear but not overpowering.

Individual SMART goals could involve:

  1. Read for 20 minutes before sleeping each night this week.
  2. Have veggies at all meals this week.
  3. Walk after your evening meal daily this week.

Having SMART goals will help you avoid being defeated by what you want to reach.

3. Share Your Fitness Goals with a Friend

Be sure to share your goals with someone! Having an accountability partner can aid you in remaining motivated during the process.

4. Sign Up for a Free Week at FXB Altoona

Set to finally meet your fitness goals now?

Setting (and reaching) goals is simply one component of the healthy lifestyle we develop at Farrell's Altoona. Claim your free week and find out how we can help you achieve your goals.

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