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Be S.M.A.R.T About your goals

It may seem simple to say your going to finish a goal you have in mind.

Talking about a goal and actually COMPLETING it is two different worlds.

We start a #goal and then life gets in the way.

We have meetings that run into our lunch times, sick kids, car troubles, family issues.

It happens! It's called life!

First, cut yourself some slack!

Second, jump right back on the train. Don't let yourself derail just because of a minor hiccup (or a few hiccups...)

You don't have to be perfect every day & you CAN finish this goal you've set for yourself.

So, here's how to be S.M.A.R.T about your goals, which may seem simple but basics are key. Trust me, if you stick to these small tips, it's going to make the #journey easier and your going to dominate your goals!

Find Your Why

There has to be some reason #WHY you want to do the training that you have in mind. Maybe its to lose weight, to be able to sit on the floor with your grandchildren, to do a pull up, or to feel good about yourself. Whatever it is, find your WHY and mark that baby down!

Be S.M.A.R.T

If your wanting to lose weight, but that's all you say your going to do, your not going to get very far. You need to be specific in what you want so that you can make a plan and jump on those building blocks to get you there.

So, be S.M.A.R.T about it :)

  • Specific

  • Measureable

  • Attainable

  • Relevant

  • Time Bound

So for example, you want to lose weight.

Okay.... Well that doesn't get you too far. So break that large goal down into EXACTLY what you want to achieve.

Specific - " I want to lose 60 lbs"

Great, now make your goal measurable by giving yourself markers.

Measurable - " I am going to weight myself starting on October 15th and weighing in Monday morning of each week."

Awesome! Now your next step is to make it attainable.

If you are looking to lose 60 lbs, that's not unrealistic, it's just a very big goal.

Breaking it down to smaller, quicker goals will help keep you on track to your major goal.

Attainable - " I would like to lose 20 lbs in progress to my ultimate goal of 60 lbs. "

Making progress already! Now, make sure this goal is relevant to you.

If your training for a strong man competition, making a goal to lose weight probably doesn't equal out at the moment.

Relevant - "I want to lose 20 lbs for my wedding."

Almost there, let's put a cap on this!

When do you want to achieve this goal by? Having an end in sight can help with #motivation to stay on track, but remember to be realistic about it.

If your wanting to lose 20 lbs, 7 days probably is a bit extreme.

Think about what your goal is and how long it would possibly take you to complete it efficiently and safely.

Time Bound - " I would like to lose 20 lbs in 4 months for my wedding on January, 15th."

Boom! You're all set to dominate this goal!

Use the sheet below and comment below with your S.M.A.R.T goals!

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