HOW TO REACH YOUR FITNESS GOALS
By Noelle Walker at New Fitness
I’m talking goals today. But not just any goals. Fitness goals. I’m sure some of you want to lose fat or gain muscle. Get a better booty. Whatever it is there is a method to achieving the goals you want. Not just fitness goals but any goal but of course we’re going to discuss fitness goals.
REACHING YOUR FITNESS GOALS THE SMART WAY
There is a acronym and you need to study this and make it your life while establishing what your goal is and how you are going to reach it. It is called S.M.A.R.T. And this acronym stands for specific, measured, actionable,realistic and timed.
When you are trying to reach a goal you must be specific. If you say ‘I just want to feel better” or I just want to have more energy”,that’s not good enough. You need to have a specific goal like “I want to lose 10 pounds” or “I want to lose 5 inches around my waist”. If you are not specific enough the chances of you reaching your goals are slim to none.
This brings me to me to the next word in our acronym and that is measurable. You need to do your body measurements and weigh yourself before starting. You need something to measure your results against. How will you know you have lost 10 pounds or five inches if you never knew where you started in the first place? Measuring yourself also gives you motivation and push to do what you set out to do-to accomplish your goal.
Next the goal has to be actionable. You have to be able to take action asap when it comes to reaching your goal. For example to lose fat you must be able to exercise daily and consume healthy foods to support your fat loss goal.
Always make sure your fitness goals are realistic. Telling yourself or someone else like a personal trainer(me lol) that you want to lose 10 pounds in a week or have ripped abs in a month when you have excess fat on your stomach is very unrealistic. Make sure you can attain your goal. Nothing is worse than setting yourself up for failure.
All the above points being me to the last word on our acronym and that is timed. This is so very important and can be tied in with having specific, realistic and actionable measurable goals. Your goal should always be timed. It’s not enough to say I want to lose 10 pounds. Do you want to lose 10 pounds whenever? Or in three months? See where there is a difference there? This also makes your goal more specific because you are saying you want to lose 10 pounds by a certain time. It also sets up the action part because then you know how many times per week you need to workout and when you can indulge in a treat. So always make sure your goal has a starting point and an end point.