How to set goals for exercise: Three great tips
Goal setting ensures that the exercise needed to be your best in any of your activities actually happens. It gives you:
- Purpose: You know you want to be active in the best way possible. Following the simple warm-up, exercise routine and cool down that I have shown you in the last 3 weeks will give you that edge that you have been looking for. Imagine gardening without stiffness and a sore back, hitting the golf ball longer and straighter, playing tennis for as long as you want to, cycling anywhere you find yourself. These are your own reasons for exercising.
- Timeline: This gives you a starting date and a schedule to follow.
- Organization: Goal setting ensures that your program gets done because you are physically and mentally ready to do it.
3 GOAL SETTING TIPS
- Look at your calendar. Schedule 3 exercise sessions every week just as you would any other appointment. This is your commitment to you to help you enjoy activity.
- Have a Plan B. Life can get in the way. It happens to all of us. Plan B gives you an option so that the date you originally scheduled is not a “do or not do” situation. It may be an alternate time for your exercise or a commitment to repeat each exercise once or twice if time is limited. Doing something is better than nothing.
- Once you have completed your exercise check it off on your calendar so that you get a feeling of accomplishment.
Once you get in the habit and begin to see amazing results, you will never want to stop your program.
COMING UP: May’s blogs will look at Summer Food to lead you to a healthy, active life.
How to do stay on track with your exercise program? What have been your challenges and what are your tips? Share them in the comments section below!