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Wellness + Small Fitness Goals

Making small fitness goals is one of the best ways to make your dreams a reality! Here are small achievable goals to help make your health goals a lot less scary.

Small Fitness Goals

Small Fitness Goals

Drink 4 glasses of water before lunch: 8 glasses is a lot of to think of, so instead make a goal to drink 4 glasses before lunch. You can have one when you wake up, one right away at the office, one at 10 and then one right before you eat. Not that bad right?

Work out 2 days a week: Don’t try and make yourself go to the gym every day. 2 days a week for at least 30 minutes. If you do that for a month, bump it up to 3.

Take the stairs: You hear that a lot, but seriously take the stairs every once and awhile. On the metro, on campus or at your office go up the stairs once a day. It’s not that hard, and you’ll thank yourself once you have glutes of steel.

Swap out one carb for a veggie  or fruit everyday: Instead of eating pasta, make spaghetti squash. Instead of eating toast, have some eggs and spinach. You can still eat carbs, but make sure they are healthier.

Make you lunch at night: Your less likely to make a crappy lunch and want to buy a new one if you make a delicious one at home the night before! Also more time to read blogs (like this one) and drink some coffee in the morning!

If you have a Fitbit, try to get at least 2,000 steps in before noon: Not counting your workout, try to get a certain amount of steps in before noon by getting up to get more water or just to stretch your legs!


Tips to Remember: 

Make a healthy dinner the night before and save the leftovers! (Check out my Pinterest board for ideas!)

Leave the junk food out of the house, or at least out of sight!

Weight loss and muscle building start with your food. Fuel your body right!

It has to be about balance. Somedays you eat tacos and have margaritas, other days you drink smoothies and run 2 miles.


What small fitness goals do you have?

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  • These are all great!
    I actually drink 4 bottles of water by lunch lately since I gave up soda..haha kinda crazy.
    I have been working out 2 times per week this month so I may bump it up to 3 a week soon!

    I rarely make my 10k step goal since I work in an office so I want to make that a priority.

    xoxo, Jenny

  • I definitely agree small fitness goals are the way to go!


  • I really need to work on leaving the junk food out of the house…. but it’s so hard!

  • Elana

    Taking the stairs can make a big difference. I like little changes I can incorporate.

  • These are great tips- I forget how easy it can be to make subtle changes to impact your overall fitness! I always try to take the stairs and really should make an effort to drink more water. Thanks for sharing!

  • I love these goals. Sometimes smaller goals are the best way to stick through a lifetime change and make it longterm.


  • Great ideas! Prepping meals ahead of time is a huge help.

  • I love these small attainable goals. I think so often we set these huge lofty goals for ourselves and then give up when we initially fail. Starting with a goal we can actually succeed at is a much better idea!

  • Great goals! I wish I could get myself to the gym. I really want to work on toning out my legs.

    Amanda ||

  • These are great goals! I hate the gym, which is part of my huge lack of motivation, but I love fun exercised like cycling and yoga!

  • Not sure if my first comment went through – but I like that you broke your overall fitness goals down into smaller pieces!


    Hannah from HMS Jewels

  • Felice Raina

    Love thes tips. I find it so much easier to stay on top of your goals when the junk food is out of the house. I opt into not buying any at all to make sure I stay strong lol. I also love the idea of drinking 4 glasses of water before lunch.

  • Amy

    These are awesome tips! Goals are way more attainable when they’re broken down to smaller goals. Thanks for these tips!

    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • I love these tips… you’re totally right. Small swaps do add up!

  • These are great tips, especially the gym one. I tried going to the gym 3-4 times right away, but quickly burned out. Just getting to the gym is an accomplishment, so once that is mastered, it’s easier to start going more often. Also, love the glasses of water tip!