Setting Fitness Goals
Blog from: Sophie Hull
It's all good and well to say you want to achieve something but how to we back it up? How do we actually achieve what we set out to do?
Setting fitness goals is an important step towards achieving a healthy lifestyle. Whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle, or simply improve your overall health, setting specific and measurable goals is crucial to staying motivated and on track.
Tip #1 - Make them realistic
When setting fitness goals, it's important to make them realistic and achievable. Start by identifying what you want to achieve and break it down into smaller, more manageable goals. For example, if your goal is to lose 20 pounds in six months, break it down into smaller goals of losing 1-2 pounds per week.
Tip #2 - Get specific
Next, make your goals specific and measurable. Instead of saying "I want to get fit," set a goal to run a 5k in under 30 minutes or do 10 push-ups in a row. This way, you have a clear target to aim for and can track your progress along the way.
Tip #3 - Give yourself a deadline
It's important to give yourself a deadline for achieving your goals. This helps you stay focused and motivated, and gives you a sense of urgency to work towards your goals.
Tip #4 - Stay accountable
Speaking openly about your goals will naturally keep you accountable, hire a coach, get a gym buddy or even just share them with the people around you. If you just spent 20 mins at a family bbq telling your aunty about your plans to to loose 10kg you are highly unlikely to take an extra helping of dessert in front of her!
Tip #5 - Celebrate the wins
Finally, don't forget to celebrate your successes along the way. When you reach a milestone, treat yourself to something you enjoy, like a massage or a new workout outfit (not food!). This helps keep you motivated and reminds you of how far you've come.
In summary, setting fitness goals is key to achieving a healthy lifestyle. Make your goals realistic, specific, measurable, and give yourself a deadline. Stay accountable and celebrate your successes along the way and remember to trust the process.