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We have looked at the business goals and personal development goals that you can set for 2019. However, there are more goals to set — fitness goals! If you want to achieve a healthy life, then setting fitness goals should be no different than anything else you do.
Setting fitness goals gives you motivation and drives you toward either short- or long-term success. Goal setting helps you obtain the knowledge necessary to achieve. If you plan and organize your time to exercise and eat the right meals, you’ll get the best out of your efforts.
Set Clearly Defined Goals
Setting clearly defined fitness goals will also measure progress and provide accountability. Holding yourself accountable will help you through the challenging days (such as ordering pizza at work). Your self-confidence will sky rocket as you learn more about your capabilities.
Create a Clear Vision
The first thing you need to do when setting fitness goals is to have a vision of where you want to be a month from now or a year from now. Your vision of yourself must be clearly defined. For example, a good short term goal would be “I want to lose 8 lbs in one month”. Then break down your goal into smaller targets so you can easily hold yourself accountable to complete it.
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Manage the Attitude
Having a good attitude has a big impact on setting and achieving your goals. You must be realistic with yourself and think about all of the things that could hold you back from that goal of losing weight.
Look Ahead to Avoid Issues
Realize any behavior challenges that you may have ahead of time. It will give you the mindset to attack any issues you may encounter during your path to success. For example, if you love to go out to eat with co-workers, try to plan your order ahead of time so you eat clean and healthy for that meal.
Time Management Is Key
Leading a healthy lifestyle is for the most part dependent on your time management skills. Most people fail because they often have bad time management skills and lack of persistence. Planning your workouts and meals ahead of time can help decide the success or failure of
Include Your Family
Your family should never be left out of your plans. Don’t put your family aside. If you plan your workouts during family obligations, you’re setting yourself up for failure and frustration. Find out what time blocks you can control (such as waking up earlier) and use that time to plan your work outs.
Find Time to Smell the Roses
Someone has probably said, “A life filled with work really stinks”, or something like that. Either way, this statement is very true. Take advantage of life’s pleasures: set up a cheat day once a week to eat
Create a fitness-to-do list for the day. Write down at least three things you want to do that will help you continue your new fitness lifestyle. This will help you set the tone for the day. In fact, writing down your fitness objectives provides a mental agreement with yourself to complete those objectives.
Once you learn the basics of setting your fitness goals, you’ll be better able to effectively lead a life of health and fitness. It’ll be more realistic for you, and you’ll soon be an expert on achieving your goal of leading a healthy life filled with newfound energy that you’ll love.
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