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4 Tips for Choosing Reasonable Fitness Goals

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We’ve all done it. It’s a new beginning, and we set particular resolutions. Then we abandon them by February. Why does this happen?

1. Create Fitness Goals, Not Resolutions

Resolutions are a strict intention to do or not do a behavior. Because of this, they’re rigid and might be discouraging.

Goals are an objective of your drive, a purpose or a favorable outcome. They appear less formidable—and more possible.

Suppose that you come into 2020 with the outlook of choosing achievable goals, rather than choosing intimidating resolutions? Reviewing your thought process and being nicer to yourself is a start toward development.

2. Make SMART Fitness Goals

Your goals this year might incorporate:

  • Professional—obtaining a new title in your career.
  • Health—starting a strength training routine.
  • Personal—reading extra books.

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

SMART goals encourage you to reach targets and acknowledge achievements during your journey.

How Do You Write a SMART Goal?

SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based. They are distinct but not overpowering.

Personal SMART goals could include:

  1. Read for 20 minutes before sleeping each night this week.
  2. Eat greens at each meal this week.
  3. Take a walk after dinner each day this week.

Making SMART goals will help you avoid feeling defeated by what you want to attain.

3. Share Your Fitness Goals with a Family Member

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

4. Start a Free Week at FXB St. Paul

Set to finally reach your fitness goals in 2020?

Determining (and reaching) goals is just one part of the healthy lifestyle we teach at Farrell's St. Paul. Sign up for a free week and find out how we can help you reach your goals.

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