Set Yourself A Goal Setting a goal is crucial if you want to get off on the right foot. If you write down your goal you are six times more likely to achieve it, and if you share your goal with your friends so you got more ownership you sixteen times more likely to achieve it. Why do you want to exercise? To get a bit fitter? To lose some weight? Oops! This is exactly where things start to go wrong. If your goals are so vague, and you don’t kick off with a clear direction, chances are that you will hit a wall, or stop exercising soon. In life we’re told to dream big. Reach for the stars. Go for gold. While I think everyone would agree that having big aspirations is admirable not to mention inspiring, you should take a more calculated approach when setting fitness goals. What has held you back in the past from achieving your health and fitness goals? A few questions to ask yourself before setting your goal: Did you finish the last year fitter than you started? Did you meet your last year’s fitness resolutions? Are you happier with your weight now than at the start of the year? Overall would you give yourself a dietary pass mark? Would you give yourself an alcohol intake pass mark? Are you currently happy with what you see in the mirror? Are you currently happy with your fitness level? Are you healthier than most people you know who are your age? Does your health and fitness allow you to lead the lifestyle you desire? Out of the questions did you answer yes to more or less than half? Although I feel it is very important to set fitness goals, it is equally important to reward yourself once you reach them. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.