Set your goals here! In order to be effective, a goal must be specific, realistic, positive, and have a time limit.
Bad goal: Stop eating junk food!!!
Good goal: Eat an extra serving of vegetables with every meal for 2 weeks.
Bad goal: Lose weight!
Good goal: Count calories and lose 30 pounds of body fat by the end of this year.
Bad goal: Get buff!
Good goal: Follow (so-and-so weightlifting workout) for a month.
Bad goal: Exercise more!
Good goal: Walk for 30 minutes each morning for two weeks.
And after you attain your goal, set a new one. So if you managed to walk for 30 minutes every day for 2 weeks, move up to extending the time you walk, or add jogging or running to make it tougher.
My goal: Follow this strength training workout for 3 weeks. I’m concerned I won’t be able to do dips or chin ups, so if that ends up being the case, I’ll replace them with a similar exercise and in the meantime work my way up to being able to do dips and chin ups.