If you are trying to set a fitness goal for yourself, don’t make the mistake most people do. Many people who get that burst of motivation find themselves setting goals that are simply unachievable. They try to do too much, too soon, in too little time. That quickly becomes overwhelming and it can also be very disheartening because you basically set yourself up for failure.
The trick to successfully reaching a fitness goal is to make it realistic and then gradually ease yourself into it. Motivation will get you started, but making your fitness a habit is what’s going to keep you going. That’s why you need to set goals that you can stick to each and every day. In a few weeks or a month, you’ll begin to do it without any hesitation because you’ll have grown accustomed to it.
Once a goal is habit like that, you can choose a new habit to work into your lifestyle. Before you know it, you have officially changed your habits for the better! Here are some healthy fitness goal ideas to get you started.
#1 Cut down on something
The first goal you might consider setting is a simple one. Cut out or cut back on something that you currently do that’s making you lazy. For instance, maybe you have a desk job, but that doesn’t mean you have to come home and sit on the couch. Maybe cut back on your time spent watching TV.
#2 Squeeze in more activity
Sitting at your desk doesn’t have to be sedentary. An under-desk bicycle will allow you to pedal while sitting in your office chair. This minor movement is silent and simple, and it can help you rack up the calories as you take phone calls and type. Similar devices and movements can be worked into your movie time and other stationary activities.
#3 Commit to a daily workout
You don’t have to have a huge amount of free time in order to get fit. Taking a short walk or even just doing a 5-minute workout routine each day will help tremendously. Commit to a daily workout and you’ll see change in no time at all. Even using your lunch break to do some jumping jacks or run the staircase will work wonders for your body and mind.