I prefer setting goals rather than talk about making New Years resolutions.
Have you set some health and fitness goals for 2018?
Do you know how to achieve them?
You may have heard of setting SMART goals, what does that mean and why is it important to give your goals some structure?
S-Specific Have a specific goal- just getting fitter isn’t very specific, what would you like to achieve once you feel fitter
M- Measureable Make sure that that you can somehow measure your goal, like losing a dress size, or being able to deadlift a certain weight
A-Achievable- Is this goal achievable
R-Realistic- The goal should be challenging, but not unrealistic, it will otherwise just lead to frustration
T-Timed You should attach a date to your goal, to hold you accountable, make sure this is achievable & realistic
After setting your SMART goals, come up with a plan on how to achieve it by the date you set yourself.
- Set mini goals that pave the way to your ultimate goal, make sure they fit the SMART criteria
- Hold yourself accountable to those mini goals
- Make a plan to help you achieve your goal, i.e get a detailed plan for your marathon training or if you are aiming to lose weight, plan your workouts and your meal preparation.
Without a plan and structure and knowing what you actually need to do to get to your goal it’ll be so much harder to reach it.
One of the most important things is to be clear as to WHY you have this goal. FIND YOUR WHY. It’ll make reaching your goal easier when the going gets tough and there will be times when you would probably like to quit.
Maybe you want to be fit enough to play with your grandkids, lose weight to avoid having to go on medication .
As a Personal Trainer I help my clients to set their goals, be clear about their Why’s and I hold them accountable every step of the way.
If you are looking for support, accountability and motivation with your training and nutrition get I touch
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