By: Ken Austin
Mary is aiming to lose 25 pounds so she could wear any swimsuit she wishes to wear when summer begins. So, she immediately sets her own fitness goals to attain the drastic changes.
The problem is, summer is only three weeks, or barely a month, away. How could she possibly lose that much within such a short period of time? That would be quite impossible.
This is why appropriate and proper fitness goal setting programs should be done. The fitness program should be carefully planned and a timetable, with goals and targets, should be put up.
Before you begin any fitness goal setting program, remember to assess and think over what it is you really like to achieve after a certain period of time.
To do so, you must take into consideration a number of factors and variables that include your physical skills, your appearance, the amount of weight you want to lose or gain and whether you would settle to building up your strength, flexibility and endurance.
There are various physical activities that fit various physical or fitness gains, and it would be appropriate if you would first do a little research about them or more advisably, seek the help of experts and professionals.
When adopting or starting out a fitness goal setting program, it is recommended that you first consider or set out goals and targets that would not be attainable in the very long term, or almost too impossible to attain.
Most fitness goals are targeting a time frame of about a few months. Years would be too long, and the fitness goal program would probably not be too effective for such a long-period time frame.
When setting a fitness goal program, you should carefully set a time frame, or the period you intend or expect to see the significant changes or desired outcome of your effort.
Doing so would certainly be like doing the activities in an organized manner. By so doing, you are setting a gauge or a measurement scheme to monitor your progress and development in carrying out the task.
Setting a time table would also create a little or self-imposed deadline to yourself, which would in turn make you act out more efficiently and effectively into doing or carrying out your desired actions or outcomes.
Many other fitness goal setting programs would certainly demand an expert or professional advice. Because losing weight and gaining more muscles are too complicated concepts that would involve various health issues and discipline, expert and professional advice would do a lot to carry the programs out, safely and effectively.
These fitness goals would require not just physical activities but also a great sense of discipline in food intake and overall lifestyle. For example, losing weight would entail a great, carefully planned and tested diet.
Gaining muscles would require more physical agility exercises that sometimes could be too hard, tiring, and could even lead to muscle or joint injuries.
Considering the endless negative and destructive possibilities of the fitness goal setting programs would lead you to really set an appointment with your doctor, nutritionist or other experts.
You would not want to put every hard and tedious effort to waste don’t you?
So the next time you set another fitness goal setting program, remember to do it properly, giving out more focus on details, safety and desired outcome.
Nobody would say it would be really and practically easy.