Setting Realistic Workout Goals

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We live in a fast-paced world amidst technology that makes things happen in an instant. Hence, we expect every aspect of our lives to follow suit, we even feel think that losing weight or obtaining the perfect body should be instantaneous.

It isn't easy to admit that such a feat takes time; magic pill ads and fit celebrities obscure the realization that to achieve a great body (for good) takes time!

The most common New Year's resolution is to "lose weight." This is also the time of year when the rate of new gym memberships skyrocket. However, most don't follow through with their resolution and end up wasting money on an unused membership. Coming face to face with unrealistic body images again makes things even more depressing at this point.

So what makes us throw in the towel so easily? If your goal is to lose weight, it is a fact that a "healthy" loss is equivalent to a mere 1 to 2 pounds per week. This may not seem like much and will take longer than a fast plan, but let's face it: the weight will be kept off.

It is important to re-evaluate your goals, and figure out why you want to get in shape. Regularly working out puts you in great physical shape and you will gain more energy, a better metabolism, and a happier psyche. You have to be honest with yourself here; are you working out just to look good for others, or do you truly want to reap the healthy benefits of working out?