Setting Goals

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

Everyone in fitness has goals that they have set themselves. Setting goals helps to motivate and keep you on track.

Set A Goal That Motivates You

This is one is the first step in achieving your goal. Think about what you want to achieve and set it as a goal. If the goal motivates you, you are more likely to achieve the goal. Keep reminding yourself of the bigger picture.

Set the goal that is a high priority to your life. For example, losing weight, getting that promotion or even saving money. To achieve your goal, it requires commitment and the sense of urgency. However, you must have a “can do” attitude. Motivation will be increased as you strive towards your goal.

Set SMART Goal

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant
  • Time Bound

Set a Specific Goal

Make sure your goal is clear and defined.

My goal is to lose weight ( about 3 stones) and gain back my confidence.

Set Measurable Goal

Make sure that you measure the way to succeed in your goal.

The measurable goal for my goal is to eating more veggies, eat less sugary foods and drinking more water.

Set Attainable Goal

Make sure that the goal is achievable .

In the summer, I go to the gym once a week and run twice a week. In the winter, I will run once a week and go to the gym two or three times a week.

Set Relevant Goal

The goal that you set should be relevant to the direct of your life.

This goal is important to me, as it will improve my life quality and help with improving my mental health issues.

Set Time-Bound Goal

You goal must have a deadline to be completed.

My deadline to lose 3 stones by the end of the year.

Write Out Your Goal

Having your goal written out, helps to motivate you and keeps you on track. Write your goals in your favourite notebook or on a piece of paper and place it somewhere where you can see it. For example, on your bedside cabinet, on the fridge, next to the TV, etc.

Make a Action Plan

Having an action plan helps to achieve the goal that you set. Sit down and write down all of the steps (to do list) to which will help you to achieve the goal at hand. Place these steps next to your goals (you can write the steps on the same page as your goal).

Stick With To It

You have your goal and steps written down, place where you can see them. However, you can have reminders set on your phone or calendar on your computer. Or you can have a set some time aside, to work on your goal.

Tips

  • Make sure you set goal that you can achieve in a sensible time period.
  • Failure is ok. No one will judge you for failing. Next time, you will hit your target to achieve your goal.
  • Tell a friend, family member or colleague to help remember you of your goal.

Let me know what your goals are? How will you achieve these goals?

Stay happy fit.

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