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Conquer 2024: Sticky SMART goals

The glitter of the New Year has settled, and suddenly, those fitness resolutions feel daunting. But let's ditch the gym dread and revisit how to craft SMART goals that set you up for success. Forget generic "get fit" mantras – let's talk actionable plans that ignite and fuel your progress.


S.M.A.R.T Goals are Your Secret Weapon:

Specific and Measurable: Don't just say "run more." Aim for "3 runs per week, increasing pace by 1% each time." Track your progress with apps, logs, or even selfies to celebrate those victories!

Attainable and Relevant: Don't dream of marathons if you're a walking newbie. Start with "walk 30 minutes 3 times a week" and gradually build from there. Choose goals that matter to YOU – maybe it's mastering yoga poses or joining a dance class. Make fitness fun and personal.

Time-Bound and Trackable: "Run a 5k by June" is actionable, "get fit someday" is… hazy. Set deadlines and milestones to keep yourself accountable. Track your progress, celebrate achievements, and adjust your goals as needed. Use something as simple as a fitness journal like this one.*


Staying Motivated: 

• Find your tribe: Join a running group, hit the gym with a buddy, or connect with our online community. Sharing the journey with like-minded people makes it more fun and supportive.

• Embrace the non-scale victories: Celebrating progress isn't just about pounds and numbers. Did you master a new yoga pose? Run longer than ever before? Treat yourself to that new workout outfit or a relaxing massage. Every step counts!

• Remember, it's a journey, not a sprint: There will be days you stumble, workouts you skip, and moments when motivation wanes. That's okay! Embrace the setbacks, learn from them, and get back on track the next day. Remember, consistency is key, not perfection.


Let's make 2024 the year we conquer our fitness goals. Now go out there, grab your sneakers, and be the person you want to be. I'm cheering you on every step of the way!

You've got this.


*Phase 8 Fitness is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees (at no extra cost to you) by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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