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Thinking SMART about your goal making!

Published February 9th, 2018 by Sighealthadmin

Thank you for stopping by and viewing our newest addition to the trainer talk series.  We will be doing a series of blogs and would love to hear from you.  If you have a question or comment and would like me to further explain the topic please reach out to me at John@Signaturedbq.com.  I will start each blog with answering questions from the previous blog.  

Today we will be talking about goal setting.When starting a new fitness routine or program it is always important to know what we are trying to achieve.  When we know what we are trying to achieve we have a purpose, a direction.  Our purpose or direction needs to be clearly defined.  A great tool to use is the SMART acronym, which I will be using below.Say your goal is to lose 20 lbs.How we use the SMART acronym will clearly define the parameters of our goal.

S-Specific.  In our example our specific goal is to lose 20 lbs.

M-Measureable.  In our example we will us the Tanita scale to measure our weight.

A-Achievable- How are we going to achieve our goal, example would be using a custom diet program combined with fitness classes to achieve our 20 lbs weight loss goal.

R-Realistic- What are we going to use to achieve our goals?  Example would be using the custom diet program and taking fitness classes offered at Signature Health and Fitness.

T-Time bound- What type of timeline are we looking to achieve this 20lbs weight loss in? Example would be a 90 day timeline.  This means that we need to lose 1.55 lbs pounds per week to achieve our goal. Losing 1.55 lbs a week also goes back to that realistic goal, we don’t want you killing yourself to get your goals each week, it needs to be attainable for you to keep going for 90 days.

In review use the SMART acronym to further define your goal into an action orientated plan.  To learn more about the 90 day custom diet program or the fitness classes offered at Signature Health and Fitness please contact me at John@Signaturedbq.com



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