Saturday, September 10, 2011

How to Set Your Fitness Goals (4 of 6)

Ever set out to 'get in shape' or 'get fit', but never got there? You'll probably see better results if you work on your goal(s) before you work out.

There is an acronym in the fitness community that is used for goal setting. A good fitness professional will tell you to set S.M.A.R.T. goals. Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Go one step beyond and set S.M.A.R.T.-R. goals.
The ‘R’ stands for reward. Reward yourself after each goal achieved.

Here is goal #4, Relevant Goals:

#4. Relevant
Make your goals relevant to you. After all, you are setting them, you are doing them and you will be achieving them. A popular goal is to lose weight. If you don’t feel like you that is a goal for you, then make your own original goal. The closer your goal is to your idea of happiness, the likelier you are to achieve it.

Check back next week for #5: Time Sensative Goals.

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