A Helpful Guide To Setting Brand New Health and Fitness Goals

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Maybe you haven’t really given much thought to your health and fitness goals up until now. Maybe you have, and they simply haven’t worked for you. Whatever your situation is, it’s always a good time to set brand new health and fitness goals and begin working towards them. This can be a motivating way to kick off the new year! Read on if you’re interested in things you can do to heighten that motivation and get your new goals in place.

Take A Good Look At The Last Year
Have a good look back at the last year. Figure out what worked for you and what didn’t. Maybe you made a lot of false starts: bought new training shoes bought an online training plan, and did things in a similar vein only not to get excited on the actual eating healthy and exercising part. Do the things that really matter first. Get into the habit of exercise. Start incorporating more vegetables and good foods into your meals. Then you can start buying yourself fancy training shoes and looking at different plans (just none of those generic cookie cutter plans)!


Figure Out Your Specific Goals For Each Part of the Year
Nobody has the same goals year round. It just isn’t feasible. Perhaps your goals for the first few months can be to simply find the type of exercise that’s right for you. Then you can figure out what you want to do: lose fat? Build muscle? Simply get fitter, teaching yourself things like pull-ups, the splits, and other functional movements? After a few months here, you can then reassess your goals. It’s unlikely you’ll want to be doing the same thing year round!

Assess What Works For You and What Doesn’t
As you go, you really need to learn what works for you and what doesn’t. If you’re super busy a lot of the time, then it’s probably unrealistic to expect yourself to go to the gym 6 times a week. Be kind to yourself, and be reasonable. Get an idea of what you like to eat, too; health isn’t about depriving yourself. It should be about moderation, eating good foods but also enjoying what you’re eating. Some people think the Ketogenic diet is a godsend, while others find it doesn’t work for them as they don’t get enough carbs. It’s up to you to do your research and get a better idea of what you want to do. It’s usually best to avoid anything you can’t see yourself doing in the long run!

Start Small
Start by making small changes to the things you’re doing now. Add in more vegetables this week. Next week drink more water. You shouldn’t be trying to do everything at once, as it simply doesn’t work.

Write Out Your Goals To Solidify Them And Keep Them In Mind
When you know what your goals are, write them out to solidify them and put them somewhere you’ll always see them. It’ll help you to keep them in your mind this way. 

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