HOW TO SET FITNESS GOALS TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS – Reasonable fitness goals are the ones that get you to the desired point on your fitness journey. A specific, measurable, realistic, relevant and time-bound goal helps you gain energy and motivation through thick and thin. What’s better than setting a goal? Get her! Ace of the best moods in the world, and one of the best motivations is achieving a goal, whether big or small.
This article describes how to set a goal based on the abovementioned characteristics. It’s one thing to set a goal. The other is developing a specific and personal plan that almost ensures success (as long as you work, of course). You feel a sense of success and empowerment when you achieve a goal. Sounds good, right? Setting ambitious goals is okay, but you should break them down into smaller chunks to celebrate each step of your evolution toward your ultimate goal.
EXAMPLES OF ACHIEVABLE FITNESS GOALS
This is an example of a reasonable fitness goal for a person who wants to run 250 km in a year. We will divide the objective into small goals according to our initial characteristics.
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SPECIFIC FITNESS GOAL EXAMPLE
Your objective must be exclusively designed for you. So instead of setting a goal like “run more” or “eat a more balanced diet“, you have to define a more specific purpose. You can follow these examples as a guide:
- Run between 5 and 8 km three times a week after work.
- Eat a healthy, high-protein breakfast at least three days a week, so I won’t be as hungry at mealtimes and end up making unhealthy choices.
- Go to a yoga class weekly with my colleague from work for active recovery.
EXAMPLE OF A MEASURABLE FITNESS GOAL
Your fitness goals must be measurable. The Adidas Running and Adidas Training apps make it easy for you. Use the “My Goals” feature to set a goal and measure your progress. You can set goals for running, walking, and even hiking! You can define a deadline to reach your destination or determine a distance or duration.
EXAMPLE OF A REALISTIC FITNESS GOAL
Stop to think if your goal is realistic. If you only ran 50 km last year, is it realistic to propose running 250 km this year? Before setting your goal, reflect on your current habits and consider making small changes gradually. If you never eat breakfast, it is unwise to aim to eat breakfast every day. Remember, you want to achieve your goals successfully.
RELEVANT FITNESS GOAL EXAMPLE
An example of a fitness goal relevant to running 250 km a year could be “run at least 5 km a week”. An example of an irrelevant fitness goal would be “read five books on running this year”. Although reading books about running can help you achieve your goal, it does not bring you closer to your destination.
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EXAMPLE OF A TERM FOR A FITNESS GOAL
Pick a deadline to reach your goal and write it down somewhere. Define the points at which you will measure your progress. For purposes longer than six weeks, it’s best to break them down into smaller chunks. If the goals last two to four weeks, it is easier to see results, not lose motivation and achieve them.
In this example, let’s say you want to run 250 km in a year. One year is your term. Reduce it to months and then to weeks. How many kilometres do you think you can run in a week to reach 250 km at the end of the year?
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If this all sounds too complicated, don’t worry. The Adidas Running and Adidas Training apps feature the My Goals feature, a tool that makes the goal-setting process easier for you. Plus, the apps track your progress towards your goal, so you’ll always know how far you have to go!