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Before starting any fitness regime, you should start be assessing your needs, end goals and the things that may have held you back in the past. It is also important to be realistic. I remember receiving a message from a lady who asked me how to lose 100 pounds in 3 months. Sometimes we look so far ahead that we fail to see the importance of setting short term goals. For example, what kind of weekly progress do you want to see and how will the action you take contribute to the bigger goal.

Personally, I do exercises that give me a challenge but don’t make me feel defeated. Often times we see people who are more physically advanced and feel discouraged when we can’t do as many pull ups as them. However, you should never let what you can’t do interfere with what you CAN do. If you need to start slow, there’s nothing wrong with that, as long as you continue to challenge yourself.

Here are some ideas on setting goals that you can actually stick to:

5 Goal-Setting Tips for Success

How to Set Realistic Fitness Goals

How To Set Smart Fitness Goals

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