Saturday, September 10, 2011

How to Set Your Fitness Goals (6 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 #6, Reward Yourself:

#6. Reward Yourself
Reward yourself for a job well done. After setting each goal, decide on a reward that you will give yourself for successful completion of your goal. If your goal is to run a 5k, buy yourself some new sneakers when you finish the race. Lose those twenty pounds? How about that new black dress you’ve had your eyes on?

Achieving any type of goal, whether it is fitness, work or personal in nature is difficult. Keep your goals as specific, personal and relative as possible and you will have great success! Good luck!

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