Have you always struggled with following through with your fitness goal in the new year? Setting your fitness goals doesn’t have to be a struggle every year, and following through with them shouldn't be either!
Today, we will discuss some tips on how to set your fitness goals this new year so you can follow through with ease.
Be Specific with Your Goals
Before creating any goal or milestone, you have to be specific. Your goal shouldn't be as vague as “improving my fitness” because you will find a way to rationalize your decisions throughout the year in order to do less work, while still hoping to achieve your goals. Pick something so specific that you’ll have a hard time getting out of it. For example, “Hit a 50 lbs personal record for my squat” or “Run a mile under 7 minutes," which brings us to our next point…
Your Goal Has to Be Measurable
Having a measurable goal is the pathway to success because you’ll ultimately be able to track your progress and split your goals into smaller, more manageable milestones. Think about it, with a specific timing in mind, you’ll be able to inch your way towards this goal with each training session and actually see yourself improve. Not only does this boost motivation, but you can then continue to set new goals once you achieve your first one!
Reflect to See If Your Goal is Attainable
It is imperative that you take some time to reflect on whether or not your goals set for yourself are feasible. True, you could always aim higher, but changing your goals midway or not hitting your expectations can be very demotivating. You don’t want to give up halfway on your fitness goals altogether because it is simply unattainable!
Have Yourself a Deadline for Smaller Goals
You may have a complete year to achieve your fitness goals, but that doesn’t mean you have to take your sweet time with your progress. For smaller goals leading up to your final goal, consider setting a deadline every few weeks or months to hold yourself accountable for your progress. This way, you won’t lose sight of your goals and falter in your progress.