There are lots of reasons for deciding to become more fit. Getting in shape is good for your overall health as well as for losing weight. You may have tried to do it before and not been successful. Here are some tips on why and how to set fitness goals.
When you set fitness goals, you are determining exactly what you are trying to accomplish. You can think of it like taking a road trip. If you are going to drive some place, you need to know where you want to go and how you can get there. Your fitness goals are your map for getting where you want to go.
Figuring out your goal of what you hope to achieve is the first step. Is there a clothing size you feel would be best for you? Do you want to run a marathon? Maybe you have an ideal weight of how many pounds you should lose.
Whatever you think your answer is that’s the destination you are reaching for. Think about your trip and how you can break it up into shorter goals along the way to make it easier to achieve. Psychologically this will motivate you to stick with your program. If you are only thinking at the end result such as 50 pounds, you may feel like you are never going to reach it. But if you break it into 5lb goals, each time you hit your goal you will feel the accomplishment and you can reach for the next 5lbs. Continue doing that until you finally reach your destination of choice.
While setting up your mini-goals makes sure they are challenging yet realistic. Until you really get into the swing of things you will want to start with easy goals. The beginning is always the toughest part, but once you get further along it will get so much easier.
If losing weight is the goal you have set. You will want to make other goals with it, such as exercising. Overweight people tend to find it difficult to find time to exercise at first and may only be able to handle walking. This isn’t a problem, walking is great. Start out just taking a walk for no more than 10 minutes a day.
No matter what exercise you start out with make small goals and gradually increase it. Start with 10 minutes, and then each week you make it your goal to increase that time by five minutes. Once you start getting into the swing of it all, you may add more time than just 5 minute increments.
You may want to get some help both with setting your fitness goals as well as working towards them. A fitness trainer, for example, can really help you stay motivated. These are professionals who understand what kind of goals are realistic for the fitness level that you currently have.
You didn’t gain the weight overnight. It will take time to improve your fitness level and lose weight the healthy way. Set your goals, sick to them, and make your lifestyle changes so you can remain healthy for years to come.
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