Living in a society that promotes get fit quick schemes, fad diets, miracle drugs, body wraps, fitness apps, and technology as the path for accomplishing goals; it has become increasingly difficult to separate the facts from the fiction.

We’re surrounded by catchy slogans, misleading scientific jargon, photoshop photo shoots, boutique gyms, supplement stores, and overpriced health food stores.

Although raising awareness on health and wellness topics is important and a good thing, its increasing popularity and marketability has made it one of the biggest trends for get rich quick schemes.

When it comes to fitness a lot of us are having a hard time setting achievable goals and keeping it realistic.

img_5348
Image: tesh.com

 

Steps To Keeping Your Fitness Goals Realistic:
HONESTLY assess your current fitness level and commitment level (i.e, how good of shape you’re in, and how many days, hours, and workouts you can consistently commit to doing per week). Pay attention to injuries, health issues, work/ life balance, and anything that could interfere with your dedication.

REALISTICALLY set goals; once you’ve assessed your current level of fitness you’ll be able to set more realistic goals. Avoid fad diets, sensational claims, under training, and over training; just work hard and be consistent. Don’t try to go “0 to 100”, real quick. For example, work to increase your exercise by 20 minutes.

img_5351-1
Image: city-m.eu

 

STAY PATIENT: If you’re following a workout and nutrition plan, stay consistent and give it a chance to work.  Often times we give up and get frustrated long before we’ve given our body adequate time to respond to changes.

STAY COMMITTED: Not to sound cliché but fitness is a lifestyle, and it takes a lifetime of commitment to consistently make improvements. Never stop evolving and incorporating new approaches, and exercises; figure out what works for YOU, what doesn’t work for YOU, and stick to what works best!

ALWAYS REMEMBER: fitness is personalized and unique, just because something works for someone else doesn’t mean that it’ll work for you, or in the same way. Everyone has different body types, metabolisms, bone structure, and abilities; so if you do decide to follow in someone else’s footsteps, choose someone with a similar built.

Experience is a good teacher, so don’t be scared to try new things, and give it an honest effort.

Fitness magazines can be great guidelines, and give us great ideas; just don’t get caught up in all the hype, and start believing that everyone can go from average to cover model in a matter of weeks.

 

img_5350
Image: K2transformation.com

 

Stay motivated and stay progressive!

Courtesy: Fearless Motivation

Tags

Share this