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So how are you doing working toward your goal? At the YMCA, we always feel that now is a great time to check in with yourself to be sure you are on track. It’s also a great time to try something new to be sure you can keep your routine fresh and maintain your motivation.

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Tips for Reaching Your Goals

We want you to be successful in reaching your goals. Here are a few tips for getting there:

Have realistic goals and expectations.

This is key. Give yourself the time you need to accomplish your goals without rushing your body. This will help prevent injury and setbacks.

Write it all down.

The intentionality of committing something to writing helps your focus and keeps you moving toward success. If you need extra motivation, write your goal on a sticky note and place it where you can see it each morning.

Celebrate your victories.

Having a healthy reward system for meeting goals is crucial to staying on track. You should not deny yourself everything all day, every day.

Listen to your body.

You know yourself best. If you need to lighten up a workout, do so. If your body needs rest, take a day and recommit the next day. Being in tune with how you feel will help protect you from injuries and ensure you stay healthy for the long haul.

Ask for help.

If you aren’t sure how to get started, seek out capable friends, family, or experts. If you need an accountability partner, confide in a trusted friend and set regular check-in dates. If you are motivated by games or apps, buy a wearable device or download an app that track your progress. Whatever you need to be successful, seek it out.

If you’re truly unsure where to begin, don’t worry. The Y can help. Our staff are trained to help you identify realistic goals, break down barriers to your success and cheer you on along the way.

We look forward to seeing you at the Y!

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