3 Steps to Set Realistic Fitness Goals for 2019

Are you setting a New Year’s Resolution of getting more fit in 2019?

Fitness goals, such as exercising more, eating better, or losing weight are consistently some of the most common New Year’s Resolutions. But since so many resolutions fail, how can you make them stick?

One of the first keys to sticking to a New Year’s Resolution is to set a realistic goal. Here’s how:

Step 1: Determine your why

A goal needs to be tied to an internal desire. Spend some time thinking about what you want to achieve. Are you concerned about your health? Do you want to be more toned? Do you want to improve athletic performance?

We’ll use this as an example: Steve wants to get healthier so he can stop taking blood pressure medication.

Step 2: How to achieve your why

Based on your answer from Step 1, think of specific ways to achieve your why. You may need to do some research. What type of workout is best for you? Would home workouts be a good option? Do you need to change your eating habits?

For Steve, he knows he wants to focus on exercise. The gym is inconvenient for his schedule, so he wants to use home fitness equipment, like a treadmill and free weights, to meet his fitness goal.

Step 3: Choose a goal

Lastly, you need to choose a goal. Goals should be measurable and actionable. Good goals often have two parts: the daily/weekly action and the end target.

For example, Steve’s end target is to stop taking blood pressure medication, so his weekly action is to exercise 45 minutes, 5 days a week.

Having an end target is important motivation, but it needs to be tied to a specific action. This is especially important when the end target isn’t directly in your control, like in Steve’s case.

Having an action that you can measure against daily will help keep you on track and keep your resolution top of mind. Only by taking action every day or every week will you actually achieve your 2019 fitness goals.

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If you want to get fit in 2019, come to a Premier Fitness Source showroom today to browse our huge inventory of home fitness equipment.

Our experienced staff will help guide you to find the right equipment for your workout needs and home gym design. We provide delivery, installation, service, and maintenance, so you can stay focused on your fitness goals.