Setting Goals

I want to start an exercise or fitness program, but I don’t know where to start? How do I motivate myself to set real goals?

When setting goals related to achieving and maintaining health, it’s important to choose goals that are obtainable. While it may sound great to say that you will lose weight in record time, you'll need to embrace the challenges and create proper strategies.

The hardest part of all is getting started. Goals related to the achievement and maintenance of health should be approached as a lifestyle change. If you'd like to lose weight or rehab a nagging injury, you'll need to set a goal that can be worked towards every single day.

There will be barriers and overcoming them is easier than you may think. It is important to remember that one day does not make or break your progress. To set a goal, you'll need to decide on a destination, then work backwards to figure out the course to get there. In many instances, it can be very helpful to write the goals down, as well as the steps that you will be taking to achieve them.

Losing weight is about making the right choices on a daily basis, as opposed to an insane workout plan or crash diet. Rehabbing an injury is much the same.

If you need assistance reaching your fitness goals and overcoming the barriers that present themselves along the way, your Physiotherapist can help! For more information on how physiotherapy can help you, email: freeconsult@altimaphysiomilton.ca