A Guide To Help You Set Realistic Gym Goals
Most people fail to achieve their fitness goals because they set unrealistic expectations. As someone rightly said, if you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail. If you step inside a gym without a plan, you’ll be doing nothing more than waste your time.
If you want to transform your body but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll be teaching you how to set the right fitness goals for yourself so that you’re able to achieve your dream physique.
How To Set Achievable Gym Goals
Begin With The End In Mind
The first and the most important thing while setting your gym goals is that they should be quantifiable. If you want to lose weight, you should know your current weight and the exact amount of weight you want to shed.
Training to lose weight without a plan will not be as effective as having the numbers in front of you. If you want to increase your bicep size, have the inch-goal in your head. It’s okay to start with a goal and then modify it once you achieve it.
Know If It Possible
Some people make the mistake of setting such ambitious goals that they end up overwhelming themselves. The goal of losing 20-pounds in a month might sound motivating, but how will you feel when you don’t achieve it?
There are chances you’ll want to quit training when you don’t achieve your big goals. You should consult someone who has already done what you’re trying to do before starting to work for it. The right advice from a professional can take you a long way.
Set A Deadline
Many people quit the fit lifestyle abruptly. It’s because they stop training for a couple of days, those days turn into weeks, weeks into months, and months into forever. Setting a deadline for yourself will make you stick to your workout, diet, and recovery programs.
Following a timeline can instill the feeling of urgency in your training. Once you have a deadline, you’ll also get a reality check if what you’re trying to do is achievable in the given amount of time.
All the points in the article are co-related and work in harmony. Falling off the fit-life bandwagon can also be credited to a lack of tracking. Some people have a goal, know it’s possible, set a deadline for themselves but still fail because they don’t know if they’re headed in the right direction and at the right pace.
Tracking your progress can act as the checkpoints in the path of your fitness goals. Keep checking off the smaller goals as you make your way through to achieve the bigger ones. You should track your progress as per your deadline.
Most people give up on their fitness goals because they’re not accountable to anybody. When you decide on transforming your body, you should tell your friends, training partner or post about it social media.
Sharing your goals with people will force you to have a realistic goal in mind, set a deadline for yourself, keep a track on your progress and will keep you accountable. Being accountable to a person can push you to do everything in your power to achieve your goals and save yourself the embarrassment of failing or dropping out.
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What are your fitness goals for this month?
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