Fitness Goal Setting Tips – Beginners Guide

Fitness Goal Setting Tips – Beginners Guide

How can you expect to reach a goal if you don’t know what you are aiming for? It’s hard to hit a target that you can’t see.  When it comes to knowing your fitness goals a good place to start is basic, look in the mirror! Or, even better be aware of how you feel physically.

 

Do you get exhausted or do you have high blood pressure? Or, how about strength, do you feel weak or sluggish? What about your joints, do they ache?

 

If you answered yes to most of these questions then it’s time to set some goals and know where you are aiming.

 

1. Write A List

Being honest with yourself is caring for yourself. Take an honest approach by making a list of what you want to change. Do not think of this as listing your negative traits. Instead focus on the positives because positive outlook is motivations own fuel.  I want to lose weight, I want to increase muscle , I want to feel better about myself and overall all health.  These are all positives approaches that help the mind to seek for the next step.

 

2. Prioritize The List

This is important if you have a big list. Having a big list of positive changes is good but focus is even better.  Take time to prioritize with a numerical list starting with the most important.  They are all important so don’t think of this as not achieving all of them just think of it as a domino effect to fit success.  Typically, the most crucial change will greatly affect the entire list!

 

3. Time Line

The essence of time is in the grasp of your hand. Making time is an option, having a timeline to reach your goals give you direction, motivation and structured output that aligns you to reach your goals.

 

4. Put Into Action

List and writing your goals are great but useless if there isn’t action behind the pursuit.  The timeline helps put these into action.  Action required may be just stepping foot into a gym, finding a trainer or eating clean and healthy.

 

5. The Essence of Goals

Goals aren’t real until you know what you are shooting for, when you plan to arrive and arrival time is the goal! Goals are meant to be reached so use these tips to create your fitness goals and keep motivated through these accountable steps.