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AVOID THIS GOAL-SETTING MISTAKE

Creating new fitness goals? You're gonna wanna check this out!



I WANT YOU TO BE SUCCESSFUL...BE REAL WITH YOURSELF AND YOUR GOALS.

Trying to pick up new habits or hit some new goals? GET IT! I am here for it! Here is one simple but extremely important factor when it comes to the success of your goals. That is…making them attainable. It is normal for people to want to go from 0 to 100. 0 as in- hasn't been consistent in the gym and hasn't been very mindful or intentional of their eating. 100 as in- works out 5 x per week, eats like an angel, and neglects eating the foods they love. I'm talking going from holiday mode to FULL-fledged restriction mode. Yeah, DON'T DO THAT. This is why the gym is full in January and dies down by Feb-March. That mindset is not sustainable. You'll fall off the wagon, get discouraged, and likely quit.


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Instead of going from 0-100, let's take baby steps. This will differ from person to person and can definitely adapt throughout the year. Think of a goal you KNOW you can sustain for a year. Working out 2 x per week? Cooking at home 3 x per week? Start small. Because even though it may “seem” small, over an entire year it makes a monumental difference. If working out 5 x per week is a goal of yours, that is amazing! Consider making it a long term goal and creating a more “grasp-able” short-mid term goal to work up to it.


3 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN JUST STARTING OUT IN YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY...

You're in this for the long game. This means you NEED this plan and lifestyle you're creating to be sustainable. Ditch harsh restrictions and "all or nothing" mindsets.


You gotta keep showin' up friend. Make a commitment to be consistent. Create S.M.A.R.T goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based) and a plan. Oh, and gym buddies can be very helpful with this too!


Let's be real. A time will come when you will probably lose motivation, get discouraged, and consider giving up. How are you going to handle that? Have a plan in place. And remember, you're in this for the long game. A week off is nothing in the grand scheme of things.

Mobility deficits in the squat will come down to the range of motion in your ankles and hips.



END STORY- IT'S WORTH IT.

If this pandemic has taught us anything, it's that we need to put our health first.


All the health and fitness vibes to you,

Chelsea Lowenstein

B.S Kinesiology




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