How to Set Realistic Fitness Goals

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It’s that time of year again! A new year. A fresh start. A clean slate. Time to start executing your goals that you plan to accomplish in the next year.

Setting goals can be challenging, you never want to set yourself up for failure. So here are a few tips for you to set REALISTIC fitness goals that will challenge you, change you and have you on the right track to achieving your goals!

It’s a marathon, not a sprint – being realistic with your goals, means knowing that achieving your goals may take some time. You will not see results over-night, but if you keep working towards the goals you set, time will fly by and you WILL see the results you want.

WRITE¬†– document your goals. Write them down on a notebook, a whiteboard, a word document, whatever platform it may be. It is a way to keep yourself accountable and reminds yourself of your goals when you lose site of them. Document your journey – write down how you feel along the way. Write down the good days and the bad. Sometimes the most rewarding thing about working to achieve your goals is the growth you’ve developed while doing so. You’ll want to look back and see the growth first hand.

SMART goals – the best way to be realistic about your goals is to create SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound). Creating smart goals gives you an actual way to map out your goals. Be intentional about setting your goals.

Find your why – think about why you have the goals you have. If your goal is to lose weight, why? If your goal is to be able to lift 200 lbs, why? If you can’t answer why you want to achieve this goal, then maybe it is time to turn your direction to different goals that give you more purpose!

It is important to set goals¬† in order to grow. If you don’t achieve your goal, it doesn’t mean it was a complete failure, because the journey that you took to either achieve or not achieve that goal is something that contributed to your personal growth.

If you are struggling to achieve your fitness goals let us know, we want you to be the best version of yourself that you can be!

Happy new year!

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