Spring has officially sprung! Many of us are obsessing about where we are going on vacation and what type of bathing suit we are going to wear once we get there. We obsess about our weight, down to the last ounce.
Invariably, when we fail to reach such lofty goals, we cast off the shackles of our restrictive diet and exercise plans. Our weight then naturally creeps up, as we opt for ice cream and cookies instead of fruits and whole grains. We eventually reach a point, rather a weight that sickens us.
Then we decide to buckle down, resolutely determined to succeed this time and get to our pre-college weight, repeating this endless, fruitless, frustrating cycle.
A savvier way to set fitness goals is to eschew this method of setting weight goals, and instead set performance based goals for each month or season. For, example don’t set a goal of losing 10 pounds. Instead, set goals like running a race, such as a 5K, completing a certain amount of workouts in a given time period, or taking a challenging class, such as a boot camp.
By setting goals like this, you will gain a greater sense of accomplishment, and in the process look and feel better. Now, that’s a savvy way to set fitness goals.