Part of my presentation I did today at Orange Theory fitness what talking S.M.A.R.T goals. Although I realize that lots of you do know about it…talk about it… but are you actually doing it?
Perhaps it is an something that you haven’t done in a long time because well,.. you are already at your peak fitness??? I didn’t think so. ! So let’s get your pen out and paper and start writing.
Pick goal you want to achieve. Could be losing weight, compete in a 5km, compete in a physique competition, do 100 push up in row, cut my sodium intake etc…
Specific: Decide what you want, be specific. i.e I want to be 10lbs lighter. How does it look like? how does that feel like? What will you be able to achieve when you are 10lbs lighter.
Measurable : When possible, put concrete numbers in your goals. This way you’ll know without question if you’re falling behind or if you’re on track. i.e I want to fit into those jean I wear 5 years ago. How much will you have to workout? How much vegetable you are planning on eating per day etc..track and measure progress
Attainable : Assess your limitations. You want to make sure that the goal you have set can actually be achieved. Assess your level of commitment. Are you prepare to make the commitment?
Relevant: This is a moment to revisit the “why” question. Ask yourself whether this goal will truly fulfill your desires or if there’s a different goal that’s more important to you
Time: Put a deadline! Set benchmark! For example, if your goal is to lose 20 pounds in the next 5 months, you would set a benchmark goal of about one pound a week.
Let me know how that goes for you! Remember, a set back shouldn’t derail you from your overall goal.
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