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  • Lisa Kelly

Setting Goals That Won't Make You Roll Your Eyes: Fitness Edition

If you're tired of eye-rolling clichés and resolutions that fizzle out faster than a New Year's Eve firework, you're in the right place.

In this post, we're ditching the generic and diving into the real-life realm of fitness goals. Say goodbye to lofty promises and hello to objectives that actually matter. Whether it's conquering the stairs without sounding like Darth Vader or becoming the grocery bag carrying champion, we're about to embark on a journey of setting resolutions that align with your everyday!

The Stairway to Success Let's kick things off with a goal that hits close to home – climbing stairs without feeling like you need an oxygen tank. Real talk: we've all been there. Instead of dreaming of marathon podiums, let's focus on the stairs you climb every day. Set a goal to conquer a flight without gasping for air. It might not sound glamorous, but mastering the stairs is a victory worth celebrating.

Identify a staircase in your daily life (home, office, subway station) and make it a goal to climb it without taking a breath break. Start with one flight and gradually increase. Your lungs will thank you.

Grocery Bag Superhero Now, let's talk about a goal that combines strength and practicality – becoming the superhero who carries all the grocery bags in one trip. No more multiple trips back and forth from the car. Imagine the time saved and the impressive arm workout! This goal not only makes your life more efficient but turns a mundane task into a strength-building exercise.

During your next grocery run, challenge yourself to carry all the bags in one go. Engage your core, distribute the weight evenly, and walk with confidence. Bonus points for the superhero pose at the front door.

Mindful Meal Mastery Let's get real about nutrition. Instead of diving headfirst into restrictive diets, aim for a more sustainable and enjoyable approach – mindful eating. This isn't about counting calories or banning your favorite snacks. It's about savoring each bite, listening to your body, and making choices that fuel your everyday superhero adventures.

Choose one meal this week to eat without distractions. Turn off the TV, put away your phone, and focus on the flavors and textures of your food. Notice when you're satisfied, not stuffed.

Sure, a goal of completing full push ups or pull ups is pretty badass, but I see just as much value as preparing for real life. If I can carry all the groceries in one trip and make it up a flight of stairs...well dang, that's just as impressive! Don't ya think?!

If you liked this read, check out this one about the magic of keeping it all simple!

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