Getting into shape can be difficult when you don’t even know where to start. With so many easy tricks for losing weight and tips you read online, it can be difficult to figure out what works best for your body type. Each body is different and some things that work for others may not work for you. In addition, getting into shape is not an easy feat. It takes hard work and dedication, which is something a lot of people miss out on when they take advantage of supplements and dieting regimes. If you’re tired of the hype that surrounds dieting regimes that don’t work and supplements that don’t seem to ‘shed the pounds’ like they promise, then it’s time to take getting into shape seriously. The first step to really becoming dedicated to fitness is setting some goals for yourself. The strong community of personal trainers at B.O.S.S. Fitness will help you get the motivation, inspiration, and energy, you need to succeed.
Five Tips For Setting Fitness Goals
To give you the motivation you need, the first step is to set fitness goals that will get you to where you need to be. If you want to look better, feel great, and be healthier, then take the time to set fitness goals that will get you going. The tips and tricks below will help you set realistic fitness goals that will leave you feeling great on the inside and looking fantastic on the outside.
Find Your Happiness
The first tip for setting your fitness goals is to find an activity that makes you happy. If you hate cardio, then don’t commit to running outside. You’ll begin to hate it and slowly your drive will simmer out. The best way to reach your fitness goals is to find an exercise that will make you happy. If you like lower intensity workouts then try out some of these exercise classes such as barre, yoga, kick-boxing, weight training, or low intensity boot camps, to figure out what makes you happy. No one wants to do something if they hate it, so when you change your approach to working out and find something enjoyable you’ll be sure to stick to it.
How many times have you told yourself ‘I’m going to exercise tomorrow,’ ‘I’ll start my diet when I have time,’ or ‘my New Year’s Resolution will be working out more.’ These are great aspirations, but they don’t necessarily do anything for you until you actually dedicate your time and energy to them. The biggest step to starting to work out is getting involved immediately. Instead of putting it off until the next day, start now. Get off the couch, put on your athletic gear, and come down to B.O.S.S. Fitness to start on bettering yourself.
Set Small Goals
Setting goals will help you get to where you want to be. You’ve probably heard that your entire life. If you do good on this test, then you’ll be able to go to college. When you go to a good college, you’ll be able to get a good job. These are all small goals to get you to where you need to be. When you decide to set fitness goals for yourself begin small. Instead of saying, ‘I’m going to lose 50 pounds’ or ‘I’m going to get amazing movie-star abs,’ try with ‘I want to lose five pounds’ or ‘I want to do 20 situps a day so I can work toward those abs I’ve always wanted.’ When you set small goals for yourself, you’ll be able to see those results a lot more than if you set a goal of losing 50 pounds and not seeing any results.
Prioritizing is something we all have difficulty with. Not only do we have to prioritize a social life with a work life and a family one, we also have to deal with prioritizing a healthy lifestyle. It might seem like a lot for now, but once you get into a routine of exercising, you’ll realize that it’s not as hard as it sounds. By making the time and having the energy to wake up early to get to that aerobics class or to make time between work and spending time with the family to go to kickboxing, then you’ll realize how easy it is to prioritize your time to make room to work on becoming healthier.
Get A Buddy
This one can be difficult, but the most rewarding. When you work out with a buddy, you’ll actually become dedicated to continuing to exercise. The days you don’t want to go your buddy probably will and vice versa. In addition, if you’re competitive you can see who is putting in the extra effort and try to surpass it.
If you need the assistance of a personal trainer to help you set realistic fitness goals for yourself, then come down to B.O.S.S. Fitness to chat with one of our skilled personal fitness trainers.