In life, it is important to know where you started and where you want to be. To do this, we set goals. It’s the same when you start a fitness program. It is important to know and document where you are right now and set goals for yourself.
When setting goals, follow the SMART guidelines.
Specific: Each goal you set should be clear and easy to understand. It is easy to set broad goals but breaking each goal down into specific things will help hold you accountable to it.
Measurable: Each goal should be easy to measure. You must be able to track your progress and know when you’ve reached your goal.
Attainable: It’s easy to set goals but each goal must be attainable. Find a good balance between a goal that’s too easy and one that is too hard.
Relevant: Set goals according to where you are right now. We are all at different points in life so not everyone’s goals are the same. Find a goal that meets you where you are right now and pushes you to do and be better.
Time-bound: Every goal should have a time limit. If there is no deadline, the motivation will diminish quickly. Set an end date an push yourself to get there.
It is also important back on track is key. When to have accountability. We all fail. It’s part of life. But having someone who will help you get you fail, fail fast. Each day is a new day, each meal is a new meal, each workout is a new workout. Don’t let one bad decision throughout the day ruin an entire day.
Remember the goal you’ve set and do everything it takes to achieve it!