The first step towards improving your health and fitness is setting smart goals. Too often we begin our journey without a clear endpoint, or even path, in mind. For instance, I’ve heard “I want to lose weight and tone up,” thousands of times over the years. That sort of phrase tells me nothing about you really want to achieve. The acronym S.M.A.R.T. is not a new strategy, but it still holds true.
As I previously stated, “I want to lose weight and tone up,” is not very quantifiable. How much weight do you want to lose? What areas of your body would you like to be leaner? The more specific you can be the, better. For example:
a. “I want to lose 20 lbs.”
b. “I want to increase my Bench Press to 250lbs.”
c. “I am going to get back into my size 6 wardrobe!”
If you have quantifiable goals, then you’ll actually know when you reach them.