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How to Set (and Achieve) Your Fitness Goals

Having trouble knowing what you should be aiming for with your fitness? Check out this article to discover exactly how to set them and what you need to do to actually achieve them!

It’s not easy to stay motivated and set realistic fitness goals, especially when you’re busy and have other priorities.

Many of us set lofty fitness goals for ourselves, only to get discouraged when we don’t see results fast enough. Without a plan and the right attitude, it can be hard to stay on track to reach those fitness goals.

Fortunately, with a few simple steps, you can create achievable fitness goals and develop a plan to reach them. In this post, I’ll explain how to set and achieve fitness goals in a way that works for you.

Main Goal

Before you dive into setting specific fitness goals, it's important to identify your main goal.

This overarching aim should be the driving force behind your fitness goals, and it's important to take the time to define it. It's also a good idea to make sure it's realistic, achievable and actionable.

Consider writing out your main goal in a sentence and placing it somewhere you’ll see it often. This could be a post-it note on your fridge, a screensaver on your phone or laptop, or a reminder on your calendar. Having a visual reminder of your main goal can help you stay focused and motivated.


Setting milestones is a great way to break down your larger fitness goals into smaller, more achievable pieces.

Milestones should be realistic and specific, and should be designed to give you a sense of accomplishment when you reach them. For instance, if your goal is to enter a 10k race in two months, your milestones might include gradually increasing your running mileage each week, or running for a certain number of minutes without stopping.

By breaking down your goal into milestones, you can track your progress and celebrate your wins along the way.

Be Realistic

As you set and pursue your goals, it’s important to be realistic about what you can accomplish.

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of beginning a new fitness routine, and overestimate what you can achieve in a short period of time. Instead of setting unrealistic goals (like going from zero to powerlifting champion in just a few months), focus on smaller, achievable goals that will help you build momentum and keep you motivated.

Working towards attainable goals is the best way to ensure success and avoid burnout.


In conclusion, setting and achieving your fitness goals requires clear vision, dedication, and a plan for implementation.

It's important to be realistic and to appreciate that progress takes time. Having a support system can also help you stay motivated and on track. Achieving your fitness goals will not only get you closer to your physical and mental health goals, but it can also provide you with a newfound sense of confidence and self-efficacy.

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Article by Sam Fury

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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.

He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.

As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others. 

These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan. 

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