Realistic Fitness Goals
up fitness goals is the first step toward reaching them. As the saying
goes, "Fail to plan, plan to fail." Don't be like so many
and fail just because you failed to do a little planning.
of Goal Setting
For even more incentive to set goals, scope out these additional benefits.
First of all, you can raise your self-confidence because you set out
to do something and worked towards goal. And you'll increase you motivation,
pride, and self satisfaction in a job well done.
improve your life and have a new achievement to chalk up. "Veni
Vidi Vici" -- you came, you saw, you conquered yet another difficult
challenge, something that was holding you back.
out the facts.
goal setters reportedly boast more self-confidence, focus. and concentrate
better and show less stress and anxiety.
they are happier people and lead more productive lives.
Simply stating unplanned goals is unwise. For example, if you list
a goal like I am going to be 50 lbs. lighter this time next
year, this is too vague and you're likely setting yourself up
goals start with education. In other words, the goal setter has researched
the details involved in order to complete the goals, and then set
up specific step-by-step action plans with timed tasks that correlate
to success or failure with each step.
& D: Research and Development
Begin your fitness education by checking out some of the latest health
and fitness books from your local library. While youre there,
check out some of the latest health and fitness magazines like Fitness,
Shape, Mens Health and Fitness RX for Women.
with choosing a good fitness program and plan to follow, you need
to consider a few things. Cost is important, so make sure any home
fitness equipment and fitness program fees, as well as extra costs
like exercise videos and special foods, monthly gym memberships, and
exercise class fees, fit into your family budget.
are a few things you can do to help with costs. Call the gym to see
if they publish coupons and where to get them. Ask about special campaigns
they may have like 10% off plus no registration fee for AAA (American
Automobile Association) members.
eBay for discounted equipment. Also consider networking online at
MySpace.com or through popular fitness Internet forums to find which
gyms in your area are best for you. Additionally, many people sell
their used fitness equipment and are always looking for buyers online.
youre finished with your research, start setting positive fitness
goals and steps to reach them based on your results. For example,
if you found a used treadmill that fits in your family budget, incorporate
a treadmill program into your goal setting and adjust anything else
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