25 May Tips for S.M.A.R.T Goal Setting!
Tips for S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting!!
As fitness enthusiasts, its easy to get wrapped up in the big picture! We all do it… You wake up in the morning and wish you had those shredded washboard abs, strong striated arms and shoulders, rock solid quads/hams/and glutes! What’s not to want! When setting a goal for yourself, it’s easy to say, “I want to get tighten up.” or, “I want big muscles “. Even with these goals, we all know that this is something that simply cannot be achieved overnight! My challenge for you, is to set more SMART (Specific, Measurable, Accountable, Realistic, Timeframe) goals to help you get what you want one step at a time!
You can do 10 push-ups without stopping. An example of a SMART goal, would be, “In one month from today, want to be able to do 25 push-ups without stopping”. The exercise itself is specific! The goal is a measureable number! Knowing where you are and where you need to go will keep you accountable! One month is the timeframe to accomplish the goal! The Realistic** aspect will vary by the individuals physical ability.
To make a road map for yourself…
– On Monday/Wednesday/Friday of Week 1, I will do 10 pushups in the morning and at night!
– On Monday/Wednesday/Friday of Week 2, I will do 15 pushups in the morning and at night!” etc…
Its important to have a big-picture goal, but its even more important to have a map of how you plan on getting there! Seeing the progress will not only be aesthetically pleasing, and mentally pleasing as well! There’s no better feeling in the world than knowing all the work you put into a project has paid off! Setting short term goals WILL get you to your long term goal!
Keep it fierce!
Mike & Your NV Coaches