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Health and Fitness Goal Setting

Why do so many people set goals but never achieve them? The reason is because they never have a strategy to follow.Use the S.M.A.R.T Way to achieve your Health and Fitness Goal.S.M.A.R.T.SpecificYour goal needs to be stated in great detail and very specific, for example, instead of saying “I want to lose weight in the next four months”, you should be very specific with a realistic weight loss number, such as “I want to lose 12 pounds in 12 weeks”Next stepAction plan, what are you going to do on a weekly and daily basis to achieve this goal.For e.g. I will exercise in the morning at the gym with my personal trainer in st johns wood before work at 7.30 am.”Keep it simple but consistent”MeasurableFor e.g. – heightened awareness of how certain clothes fit.AttainableEstablish goals which are important to you and can be achieved in small attainable steps. For e.g.Set aside gym time during the weekMake nutritional changes.(drink 8 glasses of water a day)RealisticRealistic goals that can be achieved in a certain time period ensure success For e.g. lose 1-2 pounds a week, not ½ stone.Time – orientedCommitting to a specific time frame increases successful goal achievement. Commit to achieve a specific goal by a certain time and do your best to achieve it in that time frame.If that time period ends without achieving that goal, don’t lose the passion. Step back and take an honest look at what happened, then set up another plan to achieve that goal in a safe and specific time frame