7 tips for reaching your fitness goals

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Many people started January with some big fitness goals for the new year.

While you were pumped to get started, now you might be losing some steam. According to U.S. News and World Report, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February.

Here are some tips for setting new fitness goals from the experts.

  1. No one is perfect so do not expect perfection. Embrace your set-backs as a chance to learn and improve.

2. Our bodies do not like extremes, so do not change too much too soon or move too fast. Lifting lighter weights at a slower pace with proper form. It gradually builds strength, keeps you from getting injured, and burns more calories.

3. Do not make your goal weight related. Your body weight can fluctuate four to six pounds every day. Instead, try to set a physical goal at the end of each week, like lifting a heavier weight, drinking more water or eating more vegetables. If you succeed, it will help keep you committed and sane when you step on the actual weigh-in scale.

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