How to Pick Your Fitness Goals

Posted on September 9th, 2010 by Mic in Female Fitness Resources

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Hi,

Do you know how to pick fitness goals?  Or health goals, or nutrition goals?

Most goal setting gurus tell you to write down your goals.  This is all we

ll and good, but are your goals any good?  Are they realistic?

And what do you do after you write them down?  Some will tell you to set a time line.  Sadly, most goal gurus never get past these 2 steps.  

Somehow writing them down and setting a time frame will make them all come true.  Sorry, life doesn’t work that way. 

So let’s try a new approach. 

Write down what you want.  If you want 6 pack abs, then write that down. 

If you want to gain 10 pounds of muscle then write that down.  (You can of course do this exercise for anything, not just health and fitness items.)

So you have written several items down. 

The next step is to ask yourself why you want it.  Write the answer down. 

This is critical.  Just writing down a bunch of goals is pretty much useless.  Setting a time frame doesn’t really help either. 

What does work is finding the reason why you want what you want. 

Write down what you want and why you want this.  Concentrate for now on your health and fitness.

Write down as many reasons as you can think of for each item that you want. 

After you have done this for all the items you want, go back over your answers to why you want them. 

Almost always you will find the same reasons why for several of your items. 

Write these down on a separate piece of paper. 

These will be your real goals. 

Let’s use an example.

Let’s say you want to lose 20 pounds.  Why?  You will feel better.  You will look better.  You will have less body fat.  You will be healthier.

You want to have 6 pack abs.  Why?  You will be stronger.  You will look better.  You will have less body fat.

You want to reduce your sugar intake.  Why?  You will feel better.  You will be healthier.  You will have less body fat. 

You want to have a stronger heart.  Why?  You will have more energy. You will be healthier.  You will feel better.

Okay let’s look at what we have.  You have 3 – you will feel better.

You have 3 – you will have less body fat.

You have 2 – you will look better.

Continue doing this until you have gone through your whole list. 

You will find that there will be common reasons.  In this example, you will feel better and you will have less body fat are pretty important to you. 

So these are two goals you should focus on right now. 

Okay, now what? 

Don’t worry I am not going to leave you hanging like most goal gurus, but you will have to stay tuned until next post.

Thanks

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