While making new fitness goals may seem like a challenge you might rather avoid, you can make it easier by being realistic. To begin with, try making a plan in a daily journal to stay organized, inspired, and committed. For instance, if you’d like to eat healthier, write down exactly what you can do to accomplish this. Consider these other tips, so you can make new fitness goals the right way.
Choose One Goal to Focus On
Focusing on one goal makes it more likely that you’ll achieve it. This is because it’s easier to achieve one goal than three or four. Plus, it’s difficult to procrastinate when you make it less complex. Maybe you’d like to change to a vegan diet, do a full workout routine five times per week, learn yoga poses or something else.
Start Simple Then Make Progress
If you start with one goal you’re confident in, you’ll likely go for it right away, and it will feel like a victory when it’s over. Alternatively, if you start with a big goal, such as running a marathon, but hardly ever take walks down the street, you probably won’t ever even begin. After this, continue to build your way up with goals that help you make progress.
Honestly Evaluate Your Habits
Not being honest with yourself about bad habits can hold you back from achieving your fitness goals. For one thing, telling your fitness trainer you don’t smoke when you do means he or she doesn’t have a clear picture of your life. With details missing, he won’t be able to create the best fitness plan for you. Besides this, if you hate exercising in the morning, then do it in the evening to avoid holding yourself back from success.
Have a Long-Term Mentality
Anything worth achieving can take a lot of time and effort. This means you should realize that it could take a few months or longer to reach the end. Having a long-term mentality can help you be realistic for the long run.
It Should Be Personal
Seeing high achievers on social media might make your own life look dreary in comparison. Firstly, it’s important to remember that you have to start somewhere, and copying others means you’ll end up doing everything for the wrong reasons. Therefore, be sure to take enough time to understand your own feelings, so it will be personal to you.
Having Support Can Be Helpful
A support system can aid in holding you accountable, keeping you motivated each day, and inspiring you to do almost anything. Consider asking a family member or friend to give you daily or weekly reminders to continue on your fitness journey. Feeling as though someone’s on your team can be comforting.
Micro Goals Build Confidence
It may be exciting to have big dreams of climbing a mountain or lifting heavy weights but setting micro-goals ensures the road to success is more fulfilling. For one, if you want to climb a mountain, try setting a micro goal of walking a mile up a mountain trail. Accomplishing even small things can boost your confidence and make you feel like you’re making progress.
Instead of allowing your fitness goals to intimidate you, make every effort to face them head-on. You’ll be grateful you had the courage to take care of your own health and well-being. In fact, maintaining fitness can also help motivate you to be more successful in your relationships, career, and other areas of life. No matter what, always remind yourself you deserve to be happier and healthier, so you can achieve anything.