Structuring your fitness goals is paramount in order to reach them! ————————————————————————
✨✨BE S.M.A.R.T. ABOUT IT!✨✨
Think ‘SMART’ when authoring your goals. (Structured, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic & Time-bound) 5 components of organised goal-setting which will lead them to be more readily achieved.
🔹Structured – simply, when are you going to do it, piece by piece, & when will you achieve the end-game? Calculate & break down the increments, & then diarise them.
🔹Measurable – Think about how you’ll measure you progress, whether its an amount of weight you want to lift, the number of repetitions, distance run, intensity, speed etc, a spatial measurement you want to achieve, a weight you want to lose/gain.
i) Take notes on how you feel; how did the session go, did you feel tired, was it easy, how did your body/muscles feel the the next few days? In time, you can return to your notes, see how the you’ve grown stronger, & notice how your recovery has improved. The notes may also relate to other components, such as not eating enough or not getting enough sleep the night before.
ii) MyFinessPal is great to keep track of your food intake, calories, macros (fats / carbs / protein) as well as helping to identify if you’re lacking anything on a regular basis.
iii) Take photos as you go along, once a week same time, same day, front, side & back. Take measurements, how do you clothes fit?
🔹 Achievable (or Actionable) – Set achievable goals; can you actually get to the gym 6 days a week – if not, diarise 2 or 3 sessions, per achievability, & then stick to it!
🔹Realistic – this ties in with achievable, setting realistic expectations of oneself, not expecting to observe progress within an unrealistic time frame, being sensible & balanced about your application to the cause!
🔹Time-bound Training – Finally what are you actually doing once you get to the gym. Plan that 1-hour of time well in advance; going back to point one – ensure it’s a structured approach. Knowing what you’re doing within the session will enable you to set a further-out time #fitnessontoast #fitin3