Setting SMART Health & Fitness Goals

How many times have you started a fitness program, just to give up a week or two in because you weren’t achieving the results you wanted? Be honest. Most of us have done it. Living in an instant gratification society makes it tough to wait for things we want. But, the truth is that with fitness, you’re playing the long game. Sure, it’s fun to see quick results with crash diets, but does it last? Not usually. Today, I want to talk to you about setting SMART fitness goals.

SMART is an acronym that is used across the industry to help you understand each step of setting a realistic goal – one that you can accomplish and sustain.

  • Specific -- ie: I want to work out for 30 minutes a day

  • Measurable – can I measure this? Of course, time yourself.

  • Attainable – Do I have time for this? Maybe some days you don’t have 30 minutes to spare. You can increase your workout on other days to meet your weekly goal.

  • Rewarding – Reward yourself for meeting your goal within a reasonable amount of time.

  • Timely – When do you want to be able to accomplish this goal by?

Setting SMART goals is something that may not come as easily as you may think. Do you have anyone holding you accountable for reaching your goal? Do you know how long it will actually take you to reach it? This is where a personal trainer comes in handy. They will advise you about whether or not your goal is realistic and help you reach it in an acceptable amount of time.

Next month I will be hosting a Goal Setting workshop that will help you set realistic goals that you can attain and sustain in the new year. Be on the lookout for that on our website, Facebook page and instagram.

Also, if you are ready to start working n your health and fitness goals now. Schedule a FREE consultation HERE

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