Are you planning to get fit? Do you want to achieve your fitness goals? If yes, it looks like you have reached here searching for some attainable goals that empowers you to be successful in your fitness journey. Congrats! You are at the very right place.
In this Authentik blog we will help you understand how you can set your goals and achieve success in your fitness journey. So, stay tuned and continue reading this guide to explore all you need to know about setting goals and achieving health and fitness objectives.
Setting Goals to Meet Fitness Objectives
Setting and achieving fitness goals can be pretty challenging. You have to thoroughly change your habits and shift to a healthy lifestyle. All this process requires consistency and takes much more time.
However, adopting these new habits and shifting to a healthy lifestyle can help you prevent certain diseases such as obesity, stroke, diabetes, and many others. Adopting new habits such as healthy eating, indulging in physical activity, and doing regular exercise can help you manage weight and make you fit, smart and active.
Why is Setting Goals Necessary to Achieve Fitness Goals?
Setting achievable and empowering goals can help you succeed in your fitness journey. Most of us struggle to achieve fitness goals just because we haven’t set achievable empowering goals. That's because they haven't spent enough time thinking about what they want from life. The first step in achieving your fitness objectives is, setting empowering fitness objectives. Let's find out how the process of setting and achieving fitness goals works.
Set Achievable and Empowering Fitness Goals
While setting fitness objectives, you have to make sure that your objective is to achieve the goals first and then stick to them. Make sure you are setting SMART goals. By SMART, I mean:
- S – Specific
- M – Measurable
- A – Attainable
- R – Relevant
- T – Time-Bound
Setting such goals will motivate you throughout your journey and make it easier to achieve your desired objectives.
Empowering and Disempowering Goals
While setting your fitness goals, you have to make sure that the goals you are setting are realistic and empowering. Let’s discuss some of the examples of empowering and disempowering goals.
I want to lose weight
I want to go to the gym or exercise 4 times a week
I don’t want to be fat anymore
I want to learn about nutrition and implement healthy eating
I want to lose this amount of weight in 6 weeks
For the next six weeks, I want to stick to and follow a program that I get from my coach, knowing healthy habits produce beneficial results.
4 Steps of Achieving Fitness Goals
At Authentik we believe achieving fitness goals becomes possible through the following four steps.
Let's discuss these four briefly.
Contemplation is the first stage in which you are thinking about achieving your objectives. In this stage, you are just getting motivated to get started. In this stage;
- You are planning to change your habits but are not quite ready for that
- You believe that your health, energy levels, and overall well-being will improve if you succeed in developing new habits
- Aren’t sure how to overcome the challenges that serve to be the hurdle in your road to change
In this second stage, you make up your mind to take action. At this stage, you will make plans and think of specific ideas that will work for you. The things revolving in your mind at this stage are:
- Taking decision that you are going to change and are ready to take action
- You have set particular goals that you want to achieve
- Getting ready to put your plan into action
The third stage is the action in which you have started to make changes. At this stage, you are following your plan and making changes in your lifestyle to achieve your desired objectives.
At this stage, you will be:
- Shifting to healthy meals, indulging in healthy physical activity, and making other behavioral changes for the last six months or so
- Adjusting to the changes, will be more active and working on achieving other objectives such as getting more sleep and reducing screen time.
- Trying to overcome things that serve to be a hurdle in your success
The final stage is "maintenance." At this stage, you have become accustomed to the new changes and have maintained them for six months or so.
At this stage;
- The changes become a part of your daily routine
- You find creative ways to stick to your routine
- You have experienced setbacks and have been able to get past them and progress in life.