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4 Tips for Choosing Reasonable Fitness Goals

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We’ve all been there. It’s a new start, and we set individual resolutions. Then we give up by February. Why does this occur?

1. Create Fitness Goals, Not Resolutions

Resolutions are a steadfast commitment to do or not do a behavior. As a consequence, they’re rigid and may be discouraging.

Goals are a target of your effort, an ambition or a favorable reaction. They seem less scary—and more feasible.

Imagine you go into 2020 with the mind-set of making attainable goals, rather than setting intimidating resolutions? Reframing your thinking process and being nicer to yourself is a start toward improvement.

2. Make SMART Fitness Goals

Your goals this year might incorporate:

  • Professional—obtaining a new title in your career.
  • Health—beginning a strength training schedule.
  • Personal—reading more books.

Now that you’ve created your goals, how do you remain determined to achieving them?

SMART goals encourage you to reach objectives and recognize victories during your journey.

How Do You Come Up With a SMART Goal?

SMART signifies specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based. They are definite but not intimidating.

Personal SMART goals could include:

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

Making SMART goals will prevent you from becoming overwhelmed by what you want to attain.

3. Share Your Fitness Goals with a Friend

Remember to reveal your goals to someone! Using an accountability partner can aid you in remaining motivated during the process.

4. Sign Up for a Free Week at FXB West Des Moines

Ready to finally achieve your fitness goals this year?

Determining (and reaching) goals is merely one part of the healthy lifestyle we develop at Farrell's West Des Moines. Sign up for a free week and discover how we can help you meet your goals.

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