Not all goals are created equal
In lieu of our last blog about setting goals for spring-time, let's talk about how to set goals successfully! The first and most important element of goal-making is being realistic. As it applies to fitness, be honest with yourself and locate yourself on the fitness spectrum- are you truly a person who shuns all exercise, someone who works out casually 3 times a week, someone who walks to say in shape or a more dedicated gym-goer? Locate yourself and feel no shame- we all start from a different point on the spectrum; the important part is that we start at all.
A checklist for successful goal-setting
- On a piece of paper, write down your goal.
- Make it as realistic and detailed as possible- you want to walk 30 minutes a day, stretch for 30 minutes, or complete 3 30-second planks per day. The idea is that you keep it small and easily attainable at first.
- Choose a way of going about it that will bring you joy: what activity do you enjoy most? If running is not your thing, don't run! Choosing activities that bring you joy keeps you coming back for more.
- Choose a time frame that sets you up for success- no more than two months for a short-term goal.
- Schedule the time: set an alarm on your phone or write yourself a big, bold note on the fridge.
Set one goal at a time
This is the foundation from which you will grow. The feeling of success that comes with achieving one goal will spur you on to set and achieve the next one. At our office in Sacramento, we can help you achieve any fitness goals you set for yourself by supporting your body and treating chronic pain. Let's stack the odds in your favor- give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Raymond Espinosa, D.C.