There are times in life where we all wish we would have known more. In life,
career, relationships, and even working out, there are lessons to be learned that we
usually see more clearly once we’ve accomplished a goal or completed a task. A
fitness goal is a specific training objective or physical challenge you set for
yourself. It should be realistic and achievable within a particular time frame, and
specific to your exercise routine or training habits.
Many people dream to be fit but cannot achieve their goals after a few days of
So here are five ways to stick to your fitness goals.
1) Make long term goals.
First, set the goals you’re striving towards, be it losing fat, getting a
muscular body, or improving your endurance. Aim high, but try to be
2) Make your short term goals attainable.
We dream BIG. Sometimes we dream SO BIG that soon our once exciting
goals seem scary. This scary feeling can make us turn our backs and fall off
track. To avoid feeling defeated from not reaching your big goals as quickly as
you’d like, turn them into micro-goals. Want to lose 20lbs? Start by focusing
on losing the first 5lbs.
Learn to appreciate the progress along your journey. Now that you know what you wish to achieve, you have to set monthly or weekly goals to create an atmosphere of success, and to be able to monitor your own progress better. Coming back to being realistic – do not set goals that are too demanding to attain. You shouldn’t be too easy on yourself either, by setting yourself up for failure will only demotivate you and make you hate the path you’re on.
3) Find motivation
Find a way to motivate yourself through every goal, over every hurdle, and
towards final success. Make sure you’re doing this for yourself, not for
anybody else, and be happy because of it. You can see motivational videos
online and take ideas from there. You may feel 0 motivation and this is when
you need to push yourself and keep going.
You will not always feel motivated, but if you practice discipline, you become an unstoppable force who can accomplish anything. So even when you don’t feel like it, do it (unless your body needs rest — listen to your intuition).
4) Enjoy your regime
There’s not one way to get fit. There are so many ways you can incorporate
fitness into your lifestyle so find what you enjoy doing most. When you
enjoy your workouts, it’ll be an exciting part of your week and much easier
to stick to. Do you love the feeling of pushing yourself? Maybe weight
training is for you. Want more fun and upbeat workout? Try Zumba. Your
workout routine can consist of anything that keeps you physically active
whether that’s running, resistance training, yoga, rock climbing, playing
your favorite sport, dancing, or another activity that gets your heart rate up.
5) Reward yourself
Finally, reward yourself for all the sweat you’re putting in. Once you
successfully fulfill a monthly goal, treat yourself. Everybody needs a cheat
day from time to time, and allowing yourself one after a month of hard work
will only get you going stronger after it.
As you discover more about yourself, you can pivot your plan to optimize
your workouts. Goals are how we learn what works for us, and what doesn’t.
Decide what you really want, then score the fitness goal that makes your life
meaningful. We hope these tips help you make fitness a part of your