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Sunday, July 20, 2014

How to Set and Achieve Your Fitness Goals

How to Achieve Your Fitness Goal

So almost every individual goes through a time in their lives when they feel fat or unhealthy. If you want to get your act together and achieve a goal you've set for yourself, then read on.



Step 1

Set a goal for yourself. WRITE IT DOWN. It doesn't necessarily have to do with weight loss, it's completely up to you. An example of my fitness goal for this year is to be able to run a 26 sec 200m for track.


Step 2

Write, underneath your goal list, your target. Your target and goal should be different. For example my Target would be 630 min. of cardio exercise a week and some strengthening training. Your target should be the amount of exercise you want to be able to do. So say right now you can do 20 min. of exercise a day your target could be 60 min. a day (420 min. a week).


Step 3

Next, write down your plan for yourself. This should incorporate your target and your goal. So if your goal is to lose 20 lbs. and your target is one hour of exercise a day, make a Monday-Sunday Chart of how, when, and where you will fit in your hour of exercise.
Break it down into smaller achievable goals.
Write a schedule.


Step 4

If you're stumped on what exercise to do you could try swimming, jogging, sprinting, jump roping, hula hooping, playing soccer, dancing to your favorite song, or stairs.


Step 5

Get to it. Once you’ve got your routine or plan written down you are almost done. Now all you have to do is stick to the plan which is much easier said than done. To keep yourself motivated picture yourself reaching your goal, how will you look, will you be happy?, confident?


Step 6

Remember to also eat healthy so you will have the energy to stick to your fitness routine.


Tips
·                Don't go overboard exercising, if you can't handle it at first, slow down your workout, as if to say don't push yourself to the point where you could end up in the hospital.

·                Drink lots of water. At least 8 cups a day.

·                Always perform a warm up before your fitness routine for that day. A warm up can be 15 minutes jogging then stretching.



                                                                             

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