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Exciting Exercise Goals to Shoot For

Links to get started:
You Can Do Perfect Pushups
The 100 Pushups Challenge
Beat Your Time
If focusing on completing a specific exercise isn’t your cup of tea, try focusing on something you can already do, but want to have more endurance while doing. For example, you may be able to do the plank for 20 seconds, but how awesome would it be to do it for two full minutes? Or if you’re really committed to making your legs stronger, then why not set a goal to stay down in a wall squat for a full minute? Follow the directions on the links below to set your goal time. Remember to do the exercise two to three times a week, in addition to your usual workout. And increase your time spent in each exercise a little each week. Before you know it, you’ll be surpassing your wildest endurance goals!
Links to get started:
Modified Plank
Wall Squats
Strike a Pose
If you feel like you’ve got the traditional cardio and strength down, why not try a yoga or Pilates goal? Some advanced Pilates moves like the Hundred and the Teaser are definitely hard to do without regular practice. In yoga, even poses like Triangle are challenging and give you something to strive for, especially if you’re not very flexible. And that’s why consistently incorporating some Pilates and yoga moves into your workouts and focusing on improving your ability to do them is so perfect—with regular practice you will get stronger and more flexible! You just have to commit to doing the exercises at least a couple times a week. (And for you advanced yogis out there, you can always try to master the more advanced poses like crane or firefly!)
Links to get started:
Skeptic’s Guide to Pilates
A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga
No matter which of these five goals you choose, you’ll find that having something fun to strive for makes you more motivated and makes your workouts more focused and enjoyable! And don’t forget, SparkPeople has all the tools, trackers and information you need to reach these goals and more!
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Jennipher Walters Jennipher Walters
Jenn is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites, and A certified personal trainer, health coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and is the author of The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet book (Random House, 2014).

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