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4 Tips for Making Realistic Fitness Goals

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We’ve all done it. It’s the new year, and we create individual resolutions. Then we give up by February. Why does this take place?

1. Write Down Fitness Goals, Not Resolutions

Resolutions are a strict commitment to do or not do a behavior. Consequently, they’re rigid and can be intimidating.

Goals are an objective of your drive, a plan or a favorable outcome. They sound less formidable—and more reachable.

Suppose that you come into the new year with the attitude of making attainable goals, in place of choosing unattainable resolutions? Reviewing how you think about things and being more forgiving to yourself is the first move toward improvement.

2. Choose SMART Fitness Goals

Your goals for the year may include:

  • Professional—obtaining a bigger salary at your job.
  • Health—having a strength training workout.
  • Personal—reading extra books.

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

SMART goals encourage you to achieve milestones and recognize success during your journey.

How Do You Come Up With a SMART Goal?

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

Your SMART goals could include:

  1. Read for 20 minutes before you go to bed every night this week.
  2. Eat greens at each meal this week.
  3. Go for walks after your evening meal daily this week.

Creating SMART goals will stop you from becoming overpowered by what you want to attain.

3. Share Your Fitness Goals with a Family Member

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

4. Sign Up for a Free Week at FXB Denver

Set to finally meet your fitness goals this year?

Setting (and reaching) goals is merely one part of the healthy lifestyle we develop at Farrell's Denver. Claim your free week and discover how we can help you reach your goals.

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