Charmaine’s tips on setting realistic fitness goals for yourself
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.