Have you ever wanted to live a healthier lifestyle, but gave up before you even tried because you felt that your goal was just too big to achieve? If so, then this post is for you.
It is completely natural to be overwhelmed by an ambitious goal, and we all sometimes think that achieving something is pretty much impossible because it just seems too far away from where we currently are.
But you’ll be happy to know that there is a way to work towards those goals without being constantly stressed out by them. If something you would like to achieve seems too far away to even deal with, it is most definitely a long-term goal. And long-term goals are not achieved by one giant break-through, but by taking little steps towards it consistently.
If your goal is to achieve a certain level of fitness paired with a healthy body composition, getting there will take time, and you need to be clear with yourself about that right from the beginning. But instead of letting that discourage you, you can have a look at what you can do each day to get just a little bit closer to that goal.
When it comes to working on your health and fitness, taking a 20-minute walk every morning before work can be a great starting point; especially if you have a sedentary job. Another thing you can do that’s easy to implement and pays off big in the long run is to keep healthy snacks with you, so that when you get hungry during the day, you’re not reaching for sweets right away. If you have sugar with your coffee, how about slowly reducing the amount of sugar you use day to day, until you don’t need any? If you’re ready to take it one step further, you could pick a few days a week to work out for half an hour before or after work. Changes like these to your daily routine might seem small and significant on a day-to-day basis, but the small changes you make add up over time.
Once you start making little adjustments to your daily routine, you might get the feeling that nothing is changing when you look for signs of progress day to day, but don’t let that discourage you. Real change takes time, and all the good choices that you make for yourself on a daily basis, no matter how small they seem, add up over time to get you closer to your goal than you could ever have imagined when you started.
5 thoughts on “Achieving fitness goals: It’s about the little things”
Small adjustments, day by day. Good advice.
Thank for the encouragement. I fell off exercising at the gym, for medical reasons. But I’m gearing up to go back next. It is true the small changes are effective. I know I can do more, but I have to set small achievable goals. To never be hard on myself.
So glad you liked it, Tiffany! Just keep doing what you can, and you’ll get there. It sucks when stuff happens that sets you back, but I’m glad you are feeling well enough to start again!
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