Learning to set solid fitness goals gives you something to shoot for when you workout. I know, it seems almost too simple to pack a punch but, believe us, it works. It also helps lay out a plan for you to follow and the personal inspiration to get there.
Here is a list of 5 things every successful goal requires:
Taking the time to ensure each of your goals has the above criteria will assist you in staying committed to completing them. This is the very reason our Commit 2 Fit Club personal trainers build their programs around this list, uniquely tailored for each fitness client.
The First Question To Ask Yourself
In order to help bring your vision of fitness to life, we have to create a plan and the first question to ask is what is the main reason you want to get in shape.
The first response we come across is "I don't know." or "My friend said it's a good idea."
The second type of response we hear is, "I want to do this." or "This is important to me."
Even if you'd answer to the first type of response we mentioned, we can help you get going and keep you on the path to achieving what you set out to do.
People who respond uncertainty, are less likely to reach their goals or make long-term fitness lifestyle changes than those who respond with the second type of answer.
Regardless of how you'd answer, we can help you solidify your reasons and jump on the path to better health and wellness.
Solid Fitness Goal Example
Let's say you want to set a goal to lose 5 pounds because it's important for you to be healthy and active for you and your family.
Details: It's time to get detailed. You want to make a decision about exactly how you want to lose 5 pounds without a lot of opposition, such as staying on a treadmill for 10 minutes longer than you usually max out at.
Measurable: Staying within the real of setting short-term goals will help you reach your desired outcome. Keeping things short will also allow you to make adjustments as needed. Rather than setting monthly or year goals, stick with weekly or even daily goals so that you enjoy the journey.
Possible: You want your fitness goals to be a challenge but not impossible. Accordingly, we'll design your fitness plan in the same fashion. For example, if you can't remember the last time you worked out, your plan will likely start as a progression. If, on the other hand, it's been a week, your plan will be appropriately created.
Within Reason: Our fitness trainers look at the whole picture. This means they do take your lifestyle and potential limitations into account when drawing up your exercise plan. If getting to the gym is a challenge during the week, they'll look to your weekends for an answer. Don't worry, we'll find solutions to make sure you still stay on track.
Time Limited: Whether you set a short or long-term goal, there should be a deadline attached to it. The book report without a deadline never gets handed in.