Setting achievable goals in 2016 can be hard work. A lot of people walk into PT studios and expect to lose 20 kilos in 8 weeks! This is nearly impossible to do naturally and often people are disappointed when they find they’re not losing weight as fast as they thought they would. I think we all need to realise that losing weight takes time and effort and we should adjust our goals to allow us enough time to realistically achieve them.
First you should assess how big your goal is, and if it is only achievable in three months or more, make smaller goals to get you to the big goal. Think about what does it takes to achieve your goal, and question how hard you’ll have to work towards it. If reaching your goal requires five workouts a week, but you can only train two days a week, then you need to make your goal smaller. Be realistic about how much time you have to spend on your goal and your fitness level.
If you can you see yourself reaching the goal, it must be a programme you can stick to without giving up at the first hurdle. Be completely honest with yourself and ask yourself if you can realistically see yourself doing what it takes to achieve it!
I think the most important part in setting a realistic and successful fitness goal is rewarding yourself when you achieve your goals. These treats range from buying a new gadget to treating yourself to a spa, or buying a new pair of shoes. There should be a time where you treat yourself for your hard work and enjoy your success, not only will it improve your self-esteem but your happiness will improve too.