How many times have you started a fitness program just to give up a week or two in because you weren’t achieving the results you wanted? Be honest. Most of us have done it. Living in an instant gratification society makes it tough to wait for things we want. But the truth is that with fitness, you’re playing the long game. Sure, it’s fun to see quick results with crash diets, but does it last? Not usually. For longterm success, set SMART fitness goals.
SMART is an acronym that is used across the industry to help you understand each step of setting a realistic goal – one that you can accomplish and sustain.
I want to work out for 30 minutes a day.
Can I measure this? Time yourself.
Do I have time for this? Maybe some days you don’t have 30 minutes to spare. You can increase your workout on other days to meet your weekly goal.
Reward yourself for meeting your goal within a reasonable amount of time.
When do you want to be able to accomplish this goal by?
Setting SMART goals may not come as easily as you think. Do you have anyone holding you accountable for reaching your goal? Do you know how long it will take you to reach it? A personal trainer can help. They help you set realistic goals and reach them in reasonable amounts of time.
Let’s get together soon to set your SMART goals! Contact us today.