Want to change your life to be healthier, fitter? did you set your specific body goals, weight goals, fitness goals, and as much as you try to reach them they seem impossible? Well so have I!
I started my journey thinking in a year I would have lost 40 kgs and be the best version of myself, lets laugh at that I thought I set myself an attainable goal, A goal that anybody could do. That crazy unrealistic goal made me less motivated as time went on. However, setting your goals is a foolproof way of giving yourself the pathway To success and self-motivation that is needed to get to your final destination. It’s about identifying something you want and focusing on the steps needed to reach your goals.
I would like to show you how to set SMART goals and how they will aid you in success.
To get the most out of your goals you need to set the right kind of goals, they need to be effective, and the only way you can do that is by focusing on the 5 areas. To achieve this you need to use the SMART way too. What is that? remember this; Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely.
By setting goals that use the SMART method you improve your chance of achieving success.
I want to walk you through one of the goals that I have currently working on to achieve
Define what is the goal you want to achieve, The more specific you are with your goals the easier it to plan the pathway to be successful don’t be vague. always think of the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the end goal. You need to clearly define what you are trying to achieve.
” I want to be able to run a 5km”
An easy to put this is by tracking your goals so that you are aware that you are getting closer to achieving your goals, its also a really great way to motivate you while working towards your end goal.
” I want to be able to run a 5km, without stopping for breaks”
Having a goal is not the easiest thing so when you have this ridiculous goal you end up failing so much easier because you are unable to reach the goal. There is no point in setting yourself a goal and making it so unachievable you lose faith in doing so. Don’t get me wrong I am not telling you to not go for the goals just make them measurable.
“I want to be able to run a 1km without stopping in a month to reach my goal of 5km in 6 months”
your goals need to be easily achievable and it needs to be able to fit into your lifestyle, use the tools that are freely available to you, your fitness level, and the time you have to give to your goals. Any goal of your needs to apply to your life.
Having a deadline is important, remember when you were at school there was always a big project that needed to be completed on time. Well, think of the goal as a be project. It will make achieving your goal and put together an action plan to reaching that goal.
One of my last golden rules while setting your fitness goal is always reassess them, assess where you are, how long it will take, and make the needed changes in your action plan if you need to. Track your progress in a way that suits you. Once you have figured out how you are going to set app a plan to measure your goals.
Write them down, create a rewards system (more about how to do to follow) and start achieving your goals. I know you can do it.
I will be sharing a downloadable SMART fitness goals worksheet in next few days! So be sure to subscribe to my newsletter and get the password to my free resource library.
comment below what SMART goals you would like to achieve!