Just like you need to change up your workouts here and there to keep things interesting, you also need to switch up your fitness goals as well. Now that 2020 has begun, now is a great time to set realistic goals for both the near future and six months down the road to help you maintain enthusiasm for your training. Here are a few things to keep in mind when putting your fitness goals into place.
Make Them Realistic and Achievable With Hard Work
When you are setting your fitness goals, it would be easy to exaggerate and make them nearly impossible to achieve. For instance, you could set a target of bench pressing 75kgs by the end of the year, but if you are only currently benching 30kgs then it will be extremely difficult to do.
In this respect, you also can’t make the target too easy. As an example, if you are running a kilometer in five minutes currently, your long term goal should not be just to knock five seconds off of that time in the next year. Shoot for 30 seconds instead and see if you can achieve it!
Don’t Forget the Diet
We have all heard that a person’s health and fitness is only due to 25 percent of actual exercise with about 75 percent due to diet. If you are setting your exercise goals, then you need to set your dieting goals as well.
You can keep it simple by making the commitment to eat less processed foods and drink less sugary liquids. This would help most people with their fitness goals. Or you can go one step further and look at your macros instead by committing to 40 percent of your diet coming from protein, 40 percent coming from carbs, and 20 percent coming from fats. A combination of analyzing your macros along with the amount of calories you are consuming on a daily basis will do wonders for your health and fitness goals.