When starting a new challenge or even a new lifestyle in your fitness journey, setting goals is super underrated, you should always have something you are aiming for, whether that be physical, mental, emotional or internal!
By setting goals, this is how you know if what you are doing is working for you.
In today’s blog we are going to go over SMART goals!
It’s something we have discussed in the past in the FCB, and on the FCB podcast. (will put a link to the podcast below)
Having SMART goals make things easier. It can help in your fitness & in your overall life with kids, balancing work, marriage etc!
This means your goal needs to be specific or “clear”
an example would be “I want to lose weight”, which is great; however a specific goal would be more along the lines of ” I’d like to lose 10 lbs of weight and hit 22% body fat” or “I want to get stronger”, which is amazing, however a specific goals would be “I want to do 2 full body pull ups”
You need to be able to measure your progress, check in with yourself!
You can do this by doing weekly or bi weekly check ins.
This includes your weight, pictures and measurements!!
Don’t let the scale be the only measurement of your success.
Is your goal attainable?
You must set goals for yourself, if you’ve never been much a runner your first goal out the gate shouldn’t be to run a marathon, it should be to improve your cardiovascular and start with a few laps around the track.
Is your goal relevant to you, does your goal connect to your “why”.
If your goal is not really personal & relevant to you it may be hard to stay on track when life throws you curve balls along your journey.
Setting your goals with a timeline can help set you up for success!
For example, you may want to improve your strength by a certain date, or even participate in a race or competition. As women we love to have deadlines & feel accomplished when you hit it!!
These are the SMART goals which we teach in the FCB!
Listen to the newest podcast on Apple podcast or Spotify where Hannah goes more in depth on these goals & examples!