What I Learned On My Fitness Journey #8–Set Long Term Fitness Goals

Set Long Term Fitness Goals. It Always Seems Impossible Until It Is Done.

My results after having set a long term fitness goal

My results after having set a long term fitness goal.

Even before I started working out regularly, it has been a long term goal of mine to have a strong back. For as long as I can remember, it was a dream I nurtured without ever believing I could attain it. Why? Because I had chronic back problems since I was young. Poor posture, lack of exercise, and a weak core likely contributed to this. I used to wake up in the morning and barely be able to get out of bed because my back was so sore. This was no way to live, especially since I was only in my 20’s and 30’s still.

At first, having a strong back was just a dream. It was just a dream because I had no plan of action attached to it yet. When I started to do something about my dream of having a strong back, my dream turned into a long term fitness goal. I was learning to set long term fitness goals even before I realized I was doing it.

How Did I Learn to Set Long Term Fitness Goals?

P90X opened the gateway to a new fitness lifestyle for me two and a half years ago. For the first time, I had a game plan for achieving my long term fitness goal of having a strong back. Before, I didn’t have a gym membership so attaining my goal seemed “impossible.” P90X allowed me to see the word broken up into “I’m possible.”

It didn’t stop with P90X. I have continued to add variety to my training with P90X2, Brazil Butt Lift, and Les Mills PUMP. Each new program made me stronger in different ways. Through consistent and persistent training, I achieved the strong back I’ve always wanted. That’s the bonus of training my body for health and fitness–I can live life at my best.

In Order to Achieve Success, You Must First Set Long Term Fitness Goals

Don’t just wish for results! You must first set long term fitness goals and commit to them. You must work towards this goal every waking day. Get your friends and family involved with your goals. You can have fun improving your health and reshaping your body by surrounding yourself with friends and like minded people that are making the choice to change.

I am lucky because I have been surrounded by many inspirational friends who are taking their health and fitness into their own hands. Some are fighting diseases and injuries, while others are choosing to crush and incinerate 100 lbs. with fierce focus and commitment! Thank goodness I have them to keep me digging deeper. Once I achieved a long term goal, I set new ones! I have continued pushing myself with a variety of programs and activities I never thought was possible.

What did I Gain from Having Set Long Term Fitness Goals?

A new life. I no longer suffer from chronic back pain. I wake up feeling great. New life activities have entered my world–hiking, running, back-country camping, kayaking. I have seen some of the most breathtaking views from these adventures, and I have gathered treasured memories along the way which remind me how truly precious and beautiful living life can be. I was able to experience new life adventures because I chose to get in touch with my physicality.

You can do the same. I can help you get started on setting your long term fitness goals. You really can get the body of your dreams. You can be that gal or guy to have your own transformation story. Being fit is not some unattainable dream. Honestly, the only thing stopping you really is you.

To begin your journey, contact me at connectwithjade@gmail.com, or send me at Facebook friend request and private message.

About Jade Nuyen

You know the people who tell you that life goes downhill after 40, or after you've had children? They're full of crap. I prove it to myself every single day that life begins after 40 and you don't have to accept being a frumpy out of shape mom as a lifestyle.
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4 Responses to What I Learned On My Fitness Journey #8–Set Long Term Fitness Goals

  1. Malia says:

    Ok… it is seriously time for me to get REAL about my training. I am envious of this picture and need to look like that by the end of the year. I am going to prove to myself that I can accomplish this…. the changes in my life have to stop being my excuse!!! Jade: I need your help! I get motivated and then fall off the wagon just as the results are nearing. I think that the change of job positions have helped this stall but I need to get back on the horse. I need to be fed DAILY!!! Please help me keep motivated. xoxo YOU LOOK DELICIOUS!!!

    • Jade Nuyen says:

      Thank you Malia! : ). As I have learned, it is all about being Consistent & Persistent. You can do this, but it’s all about Commitment: Either you DO or you DON’t. There’s no In-Between. So let’s chat and get you back on track to achieve your fitness goals with support & accountability. You know you’ll always have my support but let’s set a timeline for you. Send me this week’s schedule of what time you Plan to work out each day. “If you don’t plan, then you plan to fail”. So true!! Game On girl : ). Love ya!

  2. Ross Pagat says:

    Well written Jade!!!! Thank you for sharing this. This motivates me to keep on keeping on with living a healthy fulfilling life!!!

    • Jade Nuyen says:

      Thank You Ross! : )) You are also an inspiration to me!! We all need to hear of each other’s goals, commitment, and achievements to motivate us to keep stepping beyond our comfort zone and keep pushing harder : )) I know that is what has helped me to raise the bar for myself time and time over!