When was the last time you set a personal goal? Was it related to your career? A relationship? What about your fitness?
If you’ve been working out for a while and don’t seem to be getting the results you want, taking the time to write down one to two fitness goals will help. Why? One reason is that when you set a specific fitness goal, it improves your chance of achieving your desired outcome.
Here are five other reasons why you should set fitness goals:
1. Goals Increase Accountability.
Goals increase your accountability. When you have clearly defined fitness goals, it’s harder to hit the snooze alarm for a 6 am workout or skip out on the group class you signed up for after work.
2. Goals Provide a Sense of Purpose.
Rather than working out whenever you feel like it or going through the motions at the gym, a fitness goal gives you a sense of purpose. And, if you happen to experience a setback, having a purpose to your training can help get you back on track. A goal gives you a constant reminder of why you started training in the first place.
3. Goals Help You Track Progress.
Setting a fitness goal that is specific and measurable allows you to track your progress. Without anything to measure, it’s impossible to gauge if you’re improving and getting the results you seek. And by keeping a workout log, you’re able to see your progress over time.
4. Goals Help You Overcome Obstacles.
Once you have a fitness goal in mind, it becomes easier to identify the strengths you have that will help you achieve your goal. At the same time, you can also identify the obstacles that you face. Once you identify your barriers, then you can come up with a plan for how you will conquer them.
5. Goals Narrow Your Focus.
Rather than aiming for any fitness goal that sounds intriguing, setting specific fitness goals will help you narrow your focus. And a more narrow focus can increase your odds for success.
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