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Are Your Fitness Goals Realistic?

Forget Failure. Set Yourself Up for Success!


    The 10 minute suggestion was under the area for a sedentary person who said they were going to make a goal of going to the gym everyday. 10mins a day for a person who has been sitting on their rump for the past 10 yrs is very much a work out. Especially if they are of a way larger size. This coming from someone who was 502 pounds and just walking the short distance to the pot and wiping was the exercise of the day and made you tired enough to go take a nap. Now at 360, 10 mins is more than a doable task. - 9/17/2012 12:39:20 AM
  • Real do-able goals are what I need to achieve in my life. Thanks - 9/15/2012 4:23:48 PM
  • Thats how I was able to lose weight and build up my insurance, starting out with a reasonable exercise, amount of time and building on it. I challenged myself.
    If you do start out with 10 minutes, you have to be prepared to add more minutes as soon as you feel you can, 10 minutes a day is not enough to get a cardio workout. You also have to warm up and cool down. So take all in to consideration. - 9/12/2012 9:29:43 AM
  • Very sane advice. My answer to the title question is noooo... need to think smarter; have been getting injuries. - 9/11/2012 1:31:19 PM
    The article points out some key reasons for lack of success and how to avoid them. Thanks for a timely (at least for me) reminder that little steps lead to big success. - 9/11/2012 9:06:40 AM
  • That is how I got back into the swing of things. I started slow and easy, 10 to 15 min workouts for a couple of weeks then 20 min cardio and 25 min cardio and tone combo and now I am able to do an hour cardio or 45 strength and add in an ab routine or some pushups. I feel great and when I am able to complete exercises that before I could only do 10reps and die. - 9/11/2012 9:03:48 AM
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    Realistic doesn't have to mean slow pokey. You may not be able to go to the gym everyday, but exercising for just 10 minutes isn't going to be enough for most people. There needs to be a healthy balance between crazy person and not challenging yourself. - 1/6/2011 12:53:15 AM
  • Great article! Excellent examples of unrealistic goals followed by an example of breaking that goal down into a realistic goal. I think I'm finally getting it. Thanks! -Nancy - 1/4/2011 1:34:26 PM

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