Goal setting can be a great way to get things done and feel accomplished. However, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about setting goals. If you set goals the wrong way, you’re less likely to achieve them and will probably end up feeling demotivated. Below, we’ll go into the key to setting realistic fitness goals so you can set them, smash them, and feel fantastic time after time. Enjoy!
Start By Just Focusing On One Goal At A Time
Begin by making sure you’re just focusing on one goal at a time. It’s easy to want to turn your life around and have many goals, but focusing on one at a time and then slowly adding more is the best way to do it. If you rush, you’re less likely to meet any of the goals. This is why so many people give up! You could start with an aim to get 8 hours of sleep a night, cut down on sugar, go to the gym four times a week – anything you think is right for you.
Make It A Goal That Excites And Challenges You
The goal needs to be personal to you, so don’t compare yourself to anybody else or make them the reason you’re making the goal. You can take inspiration from these celebrity Actor workouts if you need help, but your goal should still be one that’s all your own. If it doesn’t speak deeply enough to you, then you’re less likely to want to stick to it.
Make Your Goal Measurable, Specific, and Time-Bound
If you have a measurable goal, you can track your progress. Plus, the more specific it is, the clearer you can make the path to achieving it. If you have a goal like ‘get stronger’ it’s ok, but it isn’t specific enough. By instead having a set number in your head for your deadlifts or adding numbers on to your push-ups, you’ll be able to measure the goal. On top of all of this, making the goal time-bound, for instance, one month to add five push-ups to your max, will keep you focused.
Keep It Simple At First
At least at first, you should keep your goals simple. In an ideal world, when you first set your goal, you should be a 9 out of 10 on the confidence scale. If you’re not confident, you’ll be less likely to adhere to the necessary steps it’s going to take to reach the goal. The more successes you have, even if they were comfortable at first, the more you’ll stick with it. Success early on can quickly snowball into amazing long term results!
Understand What Is Motivating Your Goal
Fitness goals can often be driven by fear, insecurity, and body confidence issues. However, addressing these issues is the most important thing. Don’t assume merely achieving your goal will help you to get over them. You might even benefit from speaking to a mental health professional.