Fitness Tip of the Day: Set Sub-Goals

Setting smaller goals will help keep you motivated

Having a large overall goal is great. For instance, say you want to start living a more active lifestyle in order to lose 30 pounds; to achieve this start out by setting smaller, more attainable sub-goals that will keep you engaged and focused along the way.

Sub-goals are attainable in a shorter period of time which will keep you motivated as you continue to reach each one. Take the following for example: Your overall goal is to lose 30 pounds in six months. This would include three sub-goals like, losing 10 pounds in the first month, running a 9-minute-mile in 2 months and bench pressing 50 pound dumbbells in 4 months.

While the last two sub-goals aren’t weight loss orientated per se, achieving them will require hard work, which will have you burning calories along the way! Check each sub-goal off your list as you attain them on your way to the final prize!

Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.