It is easy to say you want to lose weight, or get stronger, but how do you put it into achievable terms?
Start by developing a goal. Pick one goal, and focus diligently on accomplishing it! Try using a S.M.A.R.T. goal to help you outline what you wish to accomplish and write it down somewhere to keep yourself accountable.
Once you’ve made your goal, stick to it! Remind yourself WHY that goal is important. Knowing your motivation behind your goals is a great way to see them through.
Having an accountability partner can also be crucial to your success. Whether that is your coach, a family member, a spouse, a friend, a gym buddy, whoever, just make sure it is someone who is ready to support you fully on your journey.
Track your progress and don’t forget to celebrate your wins! If you are constantly focused on your progress you are more likely to keep going.
Lastly, try a behavioral contract. Set up a reward system for yourself to help keep you motivated. Pick a reward like a pedicure or a new athletic wear outfit that you will treat yourself to when you’ve reached a milestone.
Specific: What do you want to achieve? How? Be detailed
Measurable: How will you measure your progress?
Attainable: Is your goal realistic? If you really buckle down can you achieve it?
Relevant: is your goal relevant to you? Does it make sense for your life?
Time Bound: When do you want to complete the goal?
Now, set that goal and GET IT!