Everyone is always going on about goals and they should, they are so important. But it’s easy to get carried away…
Goals give you a reason, a reason to why you are getting up at 5am. A reason to go to the gym 5 times a week and a reason why you put yourself in a calorie deficit. Goals help to keep you on track, they help you on the days you are feeling down and lack motivation.
The BIG goal
It is important to have a main goal, individual to you. Whether it’s to lose 2 stone or run a 4 hour marathon. However, the BIG goal shouldn’t be your only one. You need milestones, small goals to hit each day, week and month.
As an example – your main goal is to squat 100kgs. You need to break it down in order to achieve it safely and effectively. The first milestone is to get enough sleep each night to recover and feel energised. Second, get two squat sessions in a week and third would be to progressively overload and keep adding more weight or an extra set or rep.
The same applies to weight loss. Say your goal is to lose 2 stone; your daily goal is to hit at least 10,000 steps day and aim to be in a calorie deficit at the end of every week. A great one for weight loss is to look at it at 1kg at a time. I’m now 86kg, time to get to 85kg and so on.
Every goal needs a time frame. Give yourself a deadline to focus on and work towards.
You have to be able to achieve your goal in the time frame you have set. It also needs to be realistic. Don’t go setting yourself huge goals which you will really struggle to achieve and then blow your moral.
You need to be able to know how you are going to achieve your goal… head over to www.barnesyorkedavies.co.uk for help with your fitness needs. Having a plan of attack helps gives structure to your goal. You know what you need to do when you wake in the morning to achieve great things.
Now you have all the tools to set your own goals and smash them out the park.
Thank you for reading. I really hope this information helps you to achieve your goals. If you ever have any questions relating to anything discussed on this blog, please do get in touch by checking out my website or join my PT app.
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