Happy Monday FitFam!! One of the most important things you can have in your fitness journey is a goal.
Someone in the gym without a goal is like a rudder-less ship.
Just drifting around at sea allowing the waves to change their direction. You have to choose what is important to you and what you want to achieve.
I’ve found that people who start “losing steam” on their fitness journey are typically folks without goals.
- A goal gives your workouts meaning.
- A goal gives you a reason to eat healthy.
- A goal helps to hold you accountable.
- A goal can be short term and long term.
Now lets dive into exactly HOW to set a goal. It sounds silly but there’s an art to it. We can quickly pick a goal but if it doesn’t really interest us, it would do what it’s supposed to do.
A goal is something YOU want. Not what society tells you to want.
We want the goal to be S.M.A.R.T
Specific – add lots of detail to what you want. The more specific the stronger you will feel about the goal. Vague goals don’t motivate anyone.
Measurable – it must be something you can measure. Dropping pounds is an obvious one but what about number of sessions in a month? or energy going from 6/10 to 9/10?
Achievable – it must be something you can truly achieve within the timeline you put on it.
Relevant – does it align with your broad goal?
Time Bound – you must put a deadline on it. I love helping people to set a 30 day and 90 day goal because it helps you to be short term focused and long term fired up.