Set Your Goals
What is a goal?
Well, let’s actually start with what is NOT a goal. For example, how about these goals:
“I want to lose weight, feel better and tone up.” Or, I want to be in better shape and have more energy.
What’s wrong with these, you ask? First of all, they’re not specific. They’re just kind of idea. If you want to set goals that you can achieve set SMART goals:
S-specific – “I want to lose 10lbs, 5% body fat, and fit back into my old size 6 jeans.”
M-measurable – there should be no doubt whether or not you reached your goals. You could measure by weight you want to lift, clothing size, inches, etc.
A-attainable – make sure you’re not setting yourself up for failure! Not too hard, not too easy.
R-relevant – must meet your individual needs and your WHY.
T-timely – give yourself a deadline. “I will accomplish this by May 1st .”
In order to set your goals, take 15 minutes and write down your SMART goals.
For example: “I will lose 10lbs and/or 5% body fat and fit back into my size 6 jeans by May 1 st . I
will do this by coming to Move Well Fitness 3x/week, doing 2 home workouts per week, drinking at least half my body weight in ounces of water per day, eating protein with every meal, and eating no less than 5 servings of veggies per day.”
I cannot stress enough how important goal setting is! I have goals. My guru trainer, Rodney Corn, has his goals.
Always aim to be better when you set your goals!
As a result, there are two types of goals: Outcome goals and Behavior goals.
In the example, the first sentence is your OUTCOME goal and the second sentence is your BEHAVIOR goal. You should have both, but your focus should be more on the BEHAVIOR goals. The outcome (end goal) comes when the right behaviors are practiced consistently! Above all, keep your focus on the behavior goals!
I hope this makes sense!
Spend a little time on this, then let me know your SMART GOALS! ☺
In conclusion, I hope this has been helpful for you!