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“I’m too tired.” “It’s too cold.” “I have no time to spare.” “The gym is too far.” “I don’t own any workout clothes.”

Sound familiar?  They’re all common excuses as to why we won’t commit to starting a new workout routine.  We all fall victim to our excuses from time to time, and while some excuses may be valid, they should never keep us from executing a goal we established back in January 2009.  It’s a new year and the perfect time to step into a new mindset. We can overcome our excuses and finally make it through those gym doors, even if that means hacking our way there.

The first step is to set a goal.  By setting goals, we’re able to intentionally move through our fitness journeys, which is especially important when mapping out our workouts, maximizing our gym time, creating a realistic timeline and ultimately seeing results.  Goals should be SMART, meaning they should be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. When listing our goals we must be clear and practical and we must be able to track our progress on a timeline.

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