So many people flounder with their fitness during their adult years. Consistency with a work out regime and results can be hard to achieve. The reason so many people needlessly struggle is that they have only a vague idea of what they want to achieve. This is why having fitness goals gives you something to focus on and work towards and a way to also track your progress. Goal setting is the single biggest factor to create the successful lifestyle of fitness that you want. Goals can change over time; especially as you progress, so do not forget to revisit them often.
1. Complete an obstacle course
Sign up for an obstacle course you think might be challenging, there are so many to choose from! Typically obstacles are mixed in with a run and there are training programs to prepare you. You will often receive a participant medal and shirt to commemorate your dedication and commitment.
2. Personal best
Work on a personal best by figuring out what you are capable of by tracking times or weights for running or lifting; then work to strive to outdo these benchmarks. Great goals for personal bests would be to complete a 5K in less than 20 minutes, or squat your bodyweight.
3. Weight Loss
Losing weight is one of the most common goals. Track your bodyweight and give yourself a goal to lose so many pounds by a certain date. Remember you need to set a realistic goal, and there are so many great apps to help you achieve your weight loss goal like MyPlate which track fitness and nutrition.
4. Vital numbers
Set a goal to improve vital health numbers such as: blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate and blood sugar. Try getting all of these numbers either through a physical with your doctor or from a local pharmacy. With your increased fitness and nutrition check back in on your vital numbers every three or six months and see your health transform.
5. Improve flexibility
Flexibility is something that can change and improve with time. Set yourself a goal of achieving a particular yoga pose, doing the splits, touching your toes and then practice increasing your flexibility and mobility daily with 10 minutes of stretching, plus your workout regime.
6. Complete a set number of exercises
7. Run a marathon
A marathon is not a goal to take lightly, but it is a goal that you may want to achieve in your lifetime. A lot of time, training and preparation goes into competing for a marathon and the rewards when you cross that finish line will be a culmination of a lot of blood, sweat and tears.
8. Body Measurements
9. Completing a set number of workouts a week
Establishing and maintaining consistency can be a huge obstacle for many. Set the goal to complete 5 workouts a week, for example and mark it on your calendar to track. Be accountable.
10. Hitting your Macros
Nutrition can absolutely be one of the biggest stumbling blocks for some of us on the road to fitness. Use an app or calculator to track for nutrition and make sure you are getting adequate calories, protein, carbs and fats daily.