Tips On Sticking To Your Health Goals

Most people set themselves different goals relating to their health at some point in their life. For some people, these goals can be very generic, for example, to simply live a more balanced and healthy lifestyle. For others, the goals can be very specific, such as giving up smoking or losing a certain amount of weight. No matter what applies to you, it is important to make sure you stay on track so you can achieve your goals. However, this can often be a lot easier said than done. So, let’s take a look at some useful tips that can help you to stick to your health goals.

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Be realistic

There is only one place to begin, and this is with being realistic. A lot of people fail before they have even got started because they set the bar too high. Try to avoid expecting too much and being harsh on yourself. Losing 50 pounds in one month is not healthy and it is certainly not realistic.

Break it down into easier goals

One of the best ways to make sure that you achieve your overall health goal is to break it down into smaller manageable goals. For example, if you are attempting to give up smoking, you may want to start by purchasing a vape from the likes of Vapeshop, and then eventually giving up this so you don’t rely on anything. If you are trying to lose weight, set yourself weekly or monthly challenges so that you can stay motivated. You will find your overall goal much easier to reach if you break it down into smaller and more manageable amounts.

Be specific and be detailed

In addition to the points that have already been mentioned, it is also important to make sure that you are very specific and detailed with regards to your fitness goals and journey. “I want to get fit” is going to get you nowhere. However, if you say, “I am going to take a Zumba class every Monday and Thursday” you will get a lot closer to your goals.

Keep a journal

Another important step that can help you to reach your health goals is to keep a journal. You can use this to write down everything that you think and feel with regards to your fitness journey. Do this every evening before you go to bed and it will help you to stay motivated. It will also help you to get a better night’s sleep, as you can write down anything that is on your mind so that it does not stop you from getting some shuteye. From your motivations, to your struggles, to your achievements, writing down all of these things helps you to regain focus and stay enthusiastic about your mission.

Keep it simple

If you want to make big changes in your life, keep it simple. You do not need an expensive gym membership nor do you need to spend a fortune on a personal trainer. You simply need to find exercises that you enjoy and support from your loved ones. It is all about making small changes to your life too, for example, walking on your lunch break or taking the stairs instead of the elevator.

Inspire yourself

In order to stay on track, you need to find ways to inspire yourself. Everyone is different, so it is all about finding methods that really appeal to you. For example, you may want to follow certain Instagram accounts for daily motivation. Or, you may decide to download audiobooks or to change your screensaver. There is no right or wrong – it is about what works for you. It can also help to join forums so you can communicate with people that are on the same journey as you. You can ask questions and you will have people to turn to when you are struggling and need a push.

Hopefully, you now feel more prepared for your health and fitness journey. There is no denying that it can be difficult to stay on track when it comes to any sort of health goals. After all, temptation can often be very great and very compelling. However, if you follow the advice that has been provided in this blog post, you should find it a lot easier to stay on track no matter what your fitness or health goal may be. Good luck!


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71 thoughts on “Tips On Sticking To Your Health Goals

      1. Oh your welcome. We just need to forgive ourselves, and take small steps. I think God does it like that for us, anyway!

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  2. Great post, thank you for sharing those tips. I’m kind of starting again after losing trust in my gym so have shared so I’ve shared on my site for reference 🙂

  3. I have been m.i,a for a little while but am back and to my pleasing I am happy to see that you are still great at what you do. always finding ways to lend others great advice and writing great articles!!!

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  5. This is great! I originally wanted us to not eat out at all for the month of July, but seeing as that’s quite difficult when we’re on trips or out for the entire day- we just opted to try and avoid unhealthy options if we do indeed HAVE to eat out somewhere. It’s been going very well (:

  6. I find posts like this so motivating! I always expect results quicker than I know I’ll get them, however I’ve been keeping a journal to set goals and keep track of my progress, Thankyou for this post!
    Georgia x

  7. The concept of finishing is the knowledge of the number of pieces with which to work. After that. comes the act of piecing them together. Great advice. Thank you John

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  10. You are so right! These are great tips! I remember reading an article about attaining your goals and it mentioned some of the same points. It showed how the Bible offer good advice in this area. Some of the principles mentioned were Proverbs 21:5 which says, “The plans of the diligent surely lead to success, But all who are hasty surely head for poverty.” Ecclesiastes 11:4 says, “The one who watches the wind will not sow seed, and the one who looks at the clouds will not reap.” It’s so important to plan, prioritize and be reasonable. Thanks for these reminders.

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