Daily Fit Tip

Your Daily Fit Tip: YOU CAN’T JUMP TO THE TOP!

By Jennifer Gruenemay, ACE-Certified, Special to Lifescript
Published February 05, 2014

When you set impossible fitness goals, you’re just setting yourself up for failure. You may be able to stick to a rigid exercise schedule in the beginning, but you won’t be able to sustain it over time. It’s just too big of a goal! So toss out those sky-high unrealistic goals and focus on setting healthy, achievable ones instead.

Approach each goal like you approach stairs – one step at a time. If you stood at the bottom of a tall staircase, could you jump to the very top? No, not even if you wish extra, EXTRA hard! But if you scale down the bigger picture, which is to get to the top, you may just be able to jump past a few steps on your way up.

Remember, your body has physical and mental limitations. It can only do so much at a time. But if you take it slowly and give your body the time it needs to adapt to your exercise goals, you will get what you want – a slimmer, fitter, healthier you!