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Creating Achievable Fitness Goals That Work
Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or it’s the middle of May, creating achievable fitness goals sounds great in the beginning but can easily get lost in the madness of life. These goals are meant to keep us accountable with our fitness journeys, and they’re a great motivator for many of us.
Don’t know where to start creating achievable fitness goals? Have you made goals in the past that were unrealistic, therefore making you stop them before you’ve achieved them? We’re here to get you started on the right track.
Create Measurable and Specific Goals
One of the biggest issues people face with goal setting is not being specific enough. Losing weight is a great goal to have, but making it measurable and specific will allow you to focus more on the task at hand.
Unsuccessful Goal: Lose Weight
Successful Goal: Lose 20 Pounds In 6 Months
When you compare the two goals, the unsuccessful goal isn’t measurable or specific. You could lose 1 pound by not eating all day and technically you would have achieved your goal. But, by adding specifics to your goal (weight amount and time period) you are now holding yourself accountable for the goals you’re creating.
Focus One A Single Goal
If you’re anything like us, it’s easy to get a bit ahead of yourself when it comes to your goals. When you finally come to terms with what you want to do, you might get over excited and rush at every goal you’ve started. And that very easily leads to becoming overwhelmed. A way to fix this problem is by focusing on one goal at a time.
Let’s say your goals are to eat better, sleep 8 hours a night, and go to the gym 5 days a week. If you’re starting off from zero and try to completely change your lifestyle around these goals, you’re asking for a full night of anxiety if you miss out on one or two of the goals. Instead, focus on getting to the gym those 5 days. Then when you have that built into your routine, start meal prepping on one of your off days. Finally when you can handle the gym 5 days a week and are meal prepping consistently, you’ll have time to focus on sleeping.
We know you want results right now, we do too. But focusing on one goal at a time gives you a better chance of succeeding, and that’s what we want the most from you.
Share Your Goals With Others
Once you’ve set those measurable and specific goals, you’ll be ready to start knocking them off one at a time. However, we all know it can be difficult to stick with them sometimes. Consistency can easily be thrown out the window when life gets in the way.
Sharing your goals with someone else puts some pressure on you to complete them. If you share them with a family or a friend, they will know that these goals are important to you, and they’ll be more likely to make sure you’re focusing on accomplishing them.
If you’re a member with Omni Fight Club, our classes are based around our amazing community we build from our workouts. If you’re serious about your goals, let your coach know. At our core, #WePrevail is about everyone at OFC winning, and that goes the same for your goals.
Now that you’re ready to create achievable fitness goals, sign up for a free class at an Omni Fight Club near you and get started on whatever goals you want to achieve.