Char­maine’s tips on set­ting re­al­is­tic fit­ness goals for your­self

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1. Find a fit­ness ac­tiv­ity that you ac­tu­ally en­joy

Pick an ac­tiv­ity that you en­joy do­ing so you can look for­ward to work­ing out ev­ery time. If you’re feel­ing mis­er­able through­out your work­out, move on and look out for some­thing that mo­ti­vates you.

2. Fo­cus on progress, not per­fec­tion

Fit­ness is not a com­pe­ti­tion, and as long as you don’t give up, you’ll see progress. Progress is the great­est ex­pe­ri­ence : it’s mo­ti­vat­ing to know that you can now do what you couldn’t do a month ago.

3. Don’t be too hard on your­self

Give your body a break when needed. Rather than view­ing fit­ness as a pro­gramme , take it as a life­style change as it’s more sus­tain­able that way.

4. Cel­e­brate your achieve­ments

It can be as sim­ple as be­ing able to climb up 10 floors with­out tak­ing a break. Fit­ness goals help to get you started and com­mit­ted. When you hit a cer­tain mile­stone, cel­e­brate by buy­ing your­self that pair of tights you’ve been eye­ing for, or book­ing an air ticket to Nepal for a hike.

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