Saturday, September 10, 2011

How to Set Your Fitness Goals (5 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 #5, Time Sensitive Goals:

#5. Time Sensitive
Have a deadline for your goals. Simply stating that you are going to lose ten pounds this year is not enough. Pick a date for your weight loss completion. ‘I will lose ten pounds by February 1st’ is a specific, time-sensitive goal. We all work better under deadlines. Without them, not much would get done!

Check back next week for #6: Reward Yourself.

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