You know I like to focus on the positive, right?
Well, in this email I’m going first of all to tell you how NOT to reach your goals this year.
Because there’s one big mistake you can make that can push you into a HUGE trap – and you’ll end up feeling frustrated, burned out, and like a quitter.
Here’s how it happens:
You set some HUGE goals for your fitness journey (yaaaay!!).
Starting NOW, you will finally get your you-know-what together.
You’ll drink ALL the water … eat super-clean food (and journal every bite) … be extra active … go to bed early … and get up even EARLIER.
But then a few days later you’re exhausted. You decide to sleep in … and you miss a workout … and then eat some cookies or crisps and decide not to journal your food anymore, because what’s the point?
That one day “off track” turns into two. Which turns into three. And … you know how it goes.
And that’s when it happens – you give up (boooo!).
It’s not because you lack the willpower or the drive. It’s because you overcommitted, or tried to do too much!
This is why coaches and trainers talk about SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-sensitive).
They take all your big awesome goals and boil them down into bite-sized chunks that you can actually accomplish without feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and like quitting!
How to set those smaller, more achievable goals following SMART goals:
Goals should be clearly defined and specific, answering the questions of who, what, where, when, and why. This helps to focus efforts and provides a clear direction.
Goals should be measurable, meaning that there should be a way to track progress and determine whether the goal has been achieved. This involves using concrete criteria or metrics to quantify the desired outcome.
Goals should be realistic and attainable based on your abilities, resources, and circumstances. They should stretch individuals to reach their potential but should also be within their grasp.
Goals should be relevant and aligned with the overall objectives, values, and priorities. They should contribute to personal growth, professional development, or the desired outcome in a meaningful way.
Goals should be time-bound, meaning they have a specific timeframe or deadline for completion. This helps create a sense of urgency and provides a target to work towards.
Remember, setting smaller, achievable goals allows you to maintain focus, stay motivated, and build momentum on your fitness journey. Which will ultimately lead you to your larger, long-term goals.
And yes, sometimes, it’s hard to do that for yourself.
That’s why we created our signature 28 Day Transformation Programme, which gives you the step-by-step guidance you need to improve your overall health and drop 8-14lbs without getting burned out.
Be committed to your success,
Let me know if you want some more info about our upcoming programme.
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Locke, E. A., & Latham, G. P. (2002). Building a practically useful theory of goal setting and task motivation: A 35-year odyssey. American Psychologist, 57(9), 705-717.
S.M.A.R.T. Goals – How to Make Your Goals Achievable. Mind Tools. Retrieved from https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/smart-goals.htm.