When I first started creating fitness routines I would always have a general idea of what I wanted to accomplish, whether it be improving strength or building endurance. But as the weeks carried on I would lose motivation and consistency. Ultimately, I didn’t accomplish much because I lacked a direction and reason for what I wanted to accomplish.
About a year ago, I decided that I would run my first marathon. However, when I first started training there was no way I could run 26.2 miles (much less 5 miles). So to help me out, each week I set specific goals based on distances and finishing times.
Over a period of 6 months, there was a gradual progression to where I needed to be on race day in order to finish. Once I knew the keys behind setting the appropriate goals I was able to succeed.
To give you a better opportunity to gain more in your fitness ventures, here are some tips on how to create the appropriate goals.
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