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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 57. Setting your fitness criteria

Regardless of your fitness goals, you’ll never achieve them if you don’t have them. Just like you have to know what the code you’re writing is supposed to do, you need to know what kind of end result you want to achieve by all that sweat and starvation; otherwise you’ll just be wasting your time.

In this chapter, we’ll talk about how to set realistic and achievable goals for your fitness journey. We’ll look at utilizing both short-term and long-term goals to achieve better results, and how long-term changes only occur through committing to a healthy lifestyle—not crash diets and four-hour cardio sessions.

As a software developer, prone to sitting at your desk for long periods of time and sometimes ...

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