Do you too want to promise yourself a better treatment in terms of health and fitness? Firstly, you will have to set a goal and work towards achieving it by changing your habits, strategy & boosted motivation. Starting a fitness journey is not so easy it’s a whole new lifestyle. You can simply start by making healthier choices on daily choices & over time you’ll begin to notice incredible changes. According to research it takes around 2 months for a new behavior to become automatic. Unlike short time fitness goals long term goals are based upon how you want to look not feel. Your fitness goals should stretch far beyond how you look. They should be based upon what’s good for you, and you should be able to stick to them. World’s top class fitness plan is useless if you don’t follow it. When you will see what your body is capable of doing rather than what it looks like, you will appreciate it more.
Common Fitness Goals
Here’s a list of common workout goals that people commonly want to achieve
- Lose weight
- Be healthier
- Get fit
- Get stronger
The difference between the people who succeed & achieve positive changes in their life & those who fail is goal setting. Getting fit does not mean much. What’s being fit look like? For making yourself & truly make positive changes, first help set your goals right for inspiration & motivation.
Start with Strategizing your fitness goals once again
Having a fitness goal does not mean you can easily attain them. If you are constantly questioning yourself, ‘how should motivate myself’ you’re already headed in a wrong direction. No one can motivate themselves unless they try & get the actual taste of how it feels to work out in the first place. Set some clear goals, not just wanting a certain kind of body. Fitness is more like a sentiment of having overall fitness. Always remember that it is more than losing some extra pounds. Firstly, you will have to find your identity. It can be kick-boxing, CrossFit training, gyming or functional training. Find out what you want to do. There will be challenges but you will have to kick yourself forward.
#1. Follow it for long run
You might hit the gym hard to get in the best shape. Obviously, that will not always be the same for life. You should know that your fitness goals should be something that will last for coming decades. A lot of athletes never ease off their pedals. There are numerous examples of extremely successful people who got serious health issues in their early life because they didn’t take care of themselves. Fitness is something that is your lifetime commitment with changing goals & expectations, and should increase your life quality and expectancy.
#2. Break your goals into parts
A major reason behind failure of a goal is that they’re too big. Shedding 50 pounds in a year is a worthy but difficult health goal. It can seem easy and achievable if you break it down in further small parts. Losing a pound in a week or 4 in a month is more manageable & therefore achievable.
#3. Try out a new workout each month
Getting your workout clothes and following the same workout routine for achieving your fitness goals is boring and not enough. Human body adapts to the same exercises after some days of training. Meaning you will develop a certain resistance and will not get stronger and you will get bored too. Getting bored will cause you to lose your workout motivation. Working out should be fun. Look for new workout opportunities. Check your gym classes, go with your friend on a run after work. Try new workout routines. If you used to be a gym rat doing weight training, consider going for a dance class. You will not only start enjoying your workout but will help your body in getting stronger.
Stretching is among the best things you can do for strengthening your muscles, and injuries, & relieving tension — both physical & mental. Lack of stretching combined with sedentary lifestyle & tougher workouts, leads to injuries & muscle strain. Make sure you do light stretching before working out. Take a break in the morning, do stretches after waking up, & a few minutes at night. Also take stretching breaks in the day.