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Step Five: Set realistic goals

Sample Goals

Here are some examples of behavioral and performance-oriented goals:
  • work up to exercising for 30 minutes, 5 days per week
  • perform strength training activities 3 times per week
  • make it all the way through an 45 minute video without stopping
  • be able to lift 5 pound dumbells with good form on bicep curls
  • work up to using a 6 inch step bench
  • learn all the steps in (insert video name here).
  • be able to walk 3 miles briskly without stopping
  • gain enough flexibility to touch my toes
  • drink 64 oz. of water every day
  • build enough upper body strength to do 10 pushups
  • be able to get through an intermediate-level video by my birthday
  • be able to carry those 20 pound bags of cat food to the car by myself
These are just examples--your list may be very different. So, how do you determine what goals are realistic and productive for you? Read on...