5 Steps to achieving your fitness goals

Fitness goals can be a great way to monitor your fitness objectives and push you to achieve what you’ve always wanted for yourself. Here are some steps that will help you achieve your fitness goals.

Plan goals – Long terms and short terms goals will help you stay motivated on a daily basis. Look at long-term goals like running a marathon, entering a fitness contest, doing a photo shoot, fitting into your favorite outfit or wearing a bikini. Your short-term goals could be to lose a pound a week, or an inch a month or to lift a certain amount of weight per session.

Benchmark progress – Start with taking photos of your self before you start, to compare your progress. Look at photos from the front, back, and sides and take measurements around the fattest part of your arm’s, thighs and near your belly button.

Plan your training – Look at enlisting a trainer or plan your workout online for free. You want your workout plan to fit in with your lifestyle and your fitness goals.

Examine your diet – Diet plays a big part of ensuring you meet your fitness goals. Look at removing high fat, sugar, and processed foods from your diet and add lean proteins, vegetables, fibrous carbs and some healthy fats in your diet.

Drink water – Reduce your consumption of caffeinated drinks and sugary sodas and opt for water or flavored teas instead. Consuming at least two liters of water a day will help to kick-start your metabolism and reduce hunger.