Thinking about something doesn't make it happen...but action does!
If you find yourself overwhelmed when it comes to taking care of your health and setting fitness goals you're not alone. Setting SMART goals is a wonderful, stress-free way to get moving in the right direction. Not sure what SMART goals are? Let's dive in and get you started TODAY!
S- Specific: Being VAGUE is a great way to fail…make a list of your goals and include details!
Skip "I want to lose weight!"
Instead "By Monday, March 20 I will be able to do 20 push-ups"
M- Measurable: Think of a marker by which you can measure your success! Great way to track progress and actually see how far you’ve come.
Skip "I want to feel better"
Instead "I will prepare healthy lunches every Sunday for a month to improve my nutrition at work to feel better"
A- Action: What are you going to DO to reach your goals? What steps need to be taken?
Skip "I'll join a gym for the year"
Instead "I'm going to get a coach for three months, sign-up for 3 group fitness classes a week and train 2x/week on my own."
R- Realistic: No one has time for 20+ hours of exercise a week for life! What can you actually commit and stick to? Do that!
Skip "I'm going to exercise 4 hours a day until I lose 20 lbs in a month!"
Instead "I will commit to the gym 3 days a week for a month."
T- Time-based: Give yourself a timeline and stick to it. It’ll be realistic but it will keep you on track as you go!
Skip "This year I'm going to feel confident in a bikini!"
Instead "I will lose 5 inches off my waist by Sunday, June 21".
💆Take a breath...wanting to change is the first step!
About the Author
Lily lives in the Bay Area of California with her husband. She loves to lift heavy, watch vintage movies and cheer on her fellow warrior queens!