We’ve covered you if you’re considering all the new fitness goals you want to achieve. Your fitness path goals are one of those things that get you excited, but once the adrenaline rush wears off, they seem to fade away. If this sounds familiar, you’re going to want to participate.
We not only explain the importance of setting fitness goals but how they can be a complete game-changer when it comes to achieving your goals.
Adopt a good state of mind
First, we can only talk about fitness goals with a mindset; it matters when it comes to a plan or lifestyle change. You have to have a good mood before you do anything. If you go in with the wrong attitude, you’re already setting yourself up for a roller coaster of struggles and disappointments.
So when setting your fitness goal, ensure your mindset works in your favour. How? It all starts with finding your dream. Think about why you’re starting a new fitness path or setting new goals. Once you get it right, please write it down (somewhere you can see it daily).
Another tip is to think of fitness as something you can do, not something you have to do. By shifting the focus a bit and thinking about how amazing your fitness path and regular exercise feels it will feel less like a chore and more like a daily act of self-care.
In summary, whenever you feel overwhelmed or like negative energy, remember to control that state of mind. It will bring the radical change you need to get a head start on your fitness path.
Make your goals realistic
Think about the last time you set a goal – was it realistic for YOU? To set fitness goals that stick, you have to make them real. To do this, take a look at your current schedule. How many days a week can you sweat, and for how long?
Your schedule might not allow you to spend an hour at the gym several times a week, but it does let you do a little workout at home while the kid’s nap. Determine how many days a week are suitable for you.
Another essential aspect of realism is the actual goal you set for yourself. If you’re embarking on a fitness path hoping to lose weight, avoid putting undue pressure on yourself within an unrealistic time frame. Remember that slow and steady are the keys to success and that health is a journey, not a final destination.
As long as you show up regularly for your workouts, you’re doing something perfect for yourself. Please don’t get overwhelmed by deadlines and pressure, as this will make meeting your goals harder.
Track your goals for success
Nothing is more satisfying than watching your progress and seeing how far you’ve come. It is also a great motivation to keep moving forward.
A great way to track your fitness goals is to take progress pictures. Take photos before you start your fitness path every month or so. It’s a great way to see progress because we only sometimes see all the beautiful changes just by looking in the mirror.
Are you trying to improve your cardio endurance and need a different tool to track your fitness goals? Why not time your runs every time you go for a jog? See how far and fast you can go and track your progress. It’s a great way to see your cardio endurance improve as you train.
Overcoming a setback
Ok, now that we know the importance of finding our purpose, keeping our fitness goals realistic, and tracking our progress, let’s talk about setbacks. It’s not something we want to talk about, but reversals of fortune happen to everyone.
Maybe you took the weekend off, didn’t exercise, and aren’t motivated to get back to it. Or perhaps you stopped exercising over the holidays and feel entirely out of shape, like you have to start over.
If you’re stuck in this rut, the first thing to do is recognize this setback and straighten out your mindset.
Second, be aware that reversals of fortune do happen – it’s a normal part of life. Instead of meditating, get back into the game. Even if pushing the button on that HIIT workout is the last thing you want to do, push yourself and do it! You really will feel ten times better once you sweat. And, once you do a few more exercises, you’ll feel back on track.
Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. So start where you are and keep moving forward.
To your new fitness path
If you’re ready to start your fitness path, we’re here to support you 100%. You can do it, and with a few mindset changes, realistic goals, and a little progress tracking, you’ll feel like you’ve figured out this fitness story in no time.