As it is getting closer to summer and into The March month (Still feels like January). This is the time where most fitness goals die hard.
We all believe we will achieve our goals in 1 month or that there is some sort of magical quick fix.
We need to be realistic towards are goals and how we can improve them.
Let’s take a look at why we don’t succeed. First we need to look at the acronym called SMART
S – Specific – What is my goal?
I want to lose weight or I want to get into shape (there is no number attached)
M – Measurable – How will I see the success?
I want to see inches come off my waist and pant size
A – Action Orientated – How will you do so?
Go to the gym 3-5 days a week which includes cardiovascular training and Resistance training
R – Realistic – How much should I be losing per week
I want to lose 1 pound of fat per week (1-2 pounds per week is safe)
T – Time – This would be a 6 or 12 month time period.
I would like to see results within 6 to 12 months of start date
If you have ever taken a business course, you may have seen the SMART goal setting before.
The SMART acronym can be used as a short term or long term goal template. For this to be real, make a flow chart of what you would like to get out of this and any limitations that may occur during the process. Type it up and print it out and use this as a reminder on those days you feel like quitting.
No one one said it will be easy, however the pay off is always greater.