Many people want to get fit and healthy, but they fail because they don’t have a specific idea about what they want to achieve. Don’t be one of these people; take some time to think about your fitness plans before embarking on a routine so that you will get where you want to go.
It’s important to write down all your fitness goals and then evaluate them honestly. Make sure that all your goals are realistic. Many people are impatient and set goals that take more time to reach than they allow themselves. People also fall into the trap of comparing themselves to bodybuilders or professional athletes. It’s not necessarily realistic for you to try to develop the same muscles as these people, because they have had years of training.
Once you’ve written your goal list, read it over and ask yourself how realistic each goal is. It’s important to be honest with yourself; if you set goals that are impossible to reach you will become overwhelmed and give up your fitness plan altogether. You may want to ask a friend you can trust to read over your goal list and give you feedback.
Once you’ve made sure your goals are realistic, you need to rewrite them in order of priority. You can’t achieve everything at once, and it will be less overwhelming to work on one goal at a time, rather than try to work on all your goals at once. Your top priority goal should be fairly easy to achieve so that you can feel encouraged by your progress. You also should consider how much each of your goals will impact your overall health when prioritizing your goals.
Once you have some goals in mind, start thinking about how to turn them into realities. Look at the first goal on your list. Write down all your ideas for how to achieve that goal. You might also want to look on the Internet or talk to friends and family about how they achieved similar goals.
It can also help to spend time thinking about your goal when you have a little spare time. For example, when you are waiting in line or caught in traffic, you might want to think about how good it will feel when you meet your goal or what you want to do. When you do this, new ideas might come to you that you can investigate when you get home. If you can, write these ideas down.
By doing all this writing, you are planning out your goal without even realizing it. Once you find some ideas that work, try them out. Keep track of any progress you make, no matter how small, so that you can see how your plan is working and modify it if needed.
Getting fit is a matter of making a plan and sticking to it. Goal setting is one of the most important parts of your fitness plan. Remember that if you can imagine it, you can achieve it. Do periodic reality checks to make sure our goals make sense and are reasonable, and keep working towards them; soon you will see results.