When I tell people not to set a weightloss goal, they are usually surprised. But here’s why! And if you’re wondering what you should do instead, continue on for How to Set a Good Fitness Goal!
Whether it’s a new year, you got chastised by your doctor, your high school reunion is coming up, or your clothes stopped fitting the way you want, we often find different reasons for getting back into fitness, or even starting for the first time.
It can be super tempting, when facing this new challenge, to decide that you want to lose a certain amount of weight.
That, however, may not be the best option for you! Here’s a video I did (with a synopsis below that if you don’t love watching videos) where I share my opinion of how to set a good fitness goal!
- Make your goal something completely within your control – effort based!
- If it MUST be performance-based, make sure that it is not based upon something that is related to so many different things, like the number on the scale is!
- If it has to be tied to a number for it to be measurable, make it a number of reps, or at the very numberiest (yes, that is a word now), make it the number on a measuring tape – this is a much more accurate measurement of progress than the scale!
- Remember why you started working out in the first place, and tie a goal to that – it doesn’t have to be about weight loss! You want to be healthier, stronger, faster, more flexible, harder to kill, right? Make a goal tied specifically to that!
I hope you found this helpful, and wish you the best with your workouts!
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So, what are some of your fitness goals right now?