One thing I had to learn as I became a personal trainer is client goals and since this is a New Year and fitness is usually #1 on people’s goal/resolution lists I wanted to talk about it on here.
When you think of a goal what comes to my mind (I sort of have a trainer’s mind) is it a SMART goal?
Is this goal
Action oriented? Or I like to say is it achievable?
Keep that in mind when you plan your goals.
Let’s look back at my original weight loss goal that I had done 5 years ago. My goal was to lose 50 pounds by my birthday of April 27th. I made this rather insane goal because I typically in the past would only stay on task for a month then would fall back into my habits. Looking at this now it wasn’t a very SMART goal. Because in hindsight it wasn’t realistic or measurable. I possibly could have lost 50 pounds by April but I had made it to about 30 pounds which still is really good but I didn’t make the end goal until December that year (2012).
Now as I am starting my journey over, you’re probably wondering what my goals are? I don’t have a specific weight loss goal set I want to be able to fit into this skirt that I got last year and it was my original goal a year ago but I never got around to it:
Which the skirt is an extra large, I need to take my waist measurements to figure out how many inches I will need to loose for sure.
I am also doing Trek up the Tower next month and my goal is to beat my time from two years ago which was 22 minutes. I also plan to do 5K the Hardway in June. Basically I just to become healthier again.
I will keep you up to speed each week on my workouts, weight, etc.
What are your goals for 2018?