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Preview of a Boot Camp Examiner e-book "Fit 101"

Establish specific fitness goals
Establish specific fitness goals
Photo by Nicki Craig

Take a look at Part 1 of TWSC e-book
"Fit 101"

Part 1 Establishing Fitness Goals

You are on your way! But, on your way to where?

Identifying your specific fitness target will help you remain actively focused on your way. A clearly defined fitness plan serves as a road map to your destination. Without this map you may be prone to indifference toward achieving your fitness dream. It is important that you know where you want to go.

In mapping out her way in Wonderland, Alice sought counsel from the Cat.

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” said Alice
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where-“ said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland

Answering the following list of questions will assist you in specifically identifying “Where you want to get to” with your fitness level. Your answers will serve as guiding and motivating mile markers along the way.

Has your doctor alerted you to any personal exercise limitations?

What exercises have you done in the past that you have enjoyed?

Regarding fitness, what would you like to achieve?

What needs to happen in order for you to take action?

What do you need to know before you begin?

What do you believe has held you back in the past?

What excites you most about making changes in your fitness lifestyle?

What will it look like when you have realized your goal?

How will your life change as a result of achieving your goal?

When will you begin?

Redefine your fitness limits

Your answers will likely evolve over time as they help identify your fitness limits. FIT 101 will help you *redefine those limits.

Your target fitness goals will be distinctly individual. The focus is on what you desire, what you want to achieve. Your goals may have similarities to the fitness goals of others. The vision of what you wish to accomplish however will remain uniquely identified as yours.

It is up to you. What is it that you most desire in regard to fitness? It may be weight loss, gaining strength, flexibility, endurance, or greater muscle definition. Perhaps, all of the above!

Good news. You can go for it all!
We will take it one step at a time. Identifying big goals with small measurable steps. Getting started is the key. When will you begin?

Write it down Keeping a written record of your fitness goals and activity will provide helpful feedback as you continue to make health and fitness advancements. You can begin with the answers to the above “Where do you want to get to?” questions. Continue to journal your fitness and nutritional activity. It is encouraging to see your progress written down in black and white.
“Hey, look what I did this week!”
Keep it simple yet specific and clear. Chose pencil and paper or tech savvy digital, just get your activity recorded.

*Many thanks to the professional and creative staff at Reflections for their work on the TWSC Fitness Boot Camp slogan “Redefine your Limits”.

My key take away points from the Fitness Goal Planning section: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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