It’s important to have a plan when beginning your workout routine. Setting goals should be the first step towards your plan. How much weight are you trying to lose? Are you trying to build muscle? There are many things to think about when it comes to setting goals. Most importantly, make sure your goals are realistic. Setting realistic goals promotes a more positive attitude. Unrealistic goals may get you down, and damper your mood; this is because you may feel like you’re not reaching them fast enough.