Proper fitness goals need to be specific and time-based.
In other words, we need to know exactly what actions we need to take in order to achieve a particular result … and how long it’s going to take to achieve the result.
I like to coach my clients to break things down into smaller, more manageable chunks. And with July around the corner, it’s the perfect time to come up with a specific and time-based action goal that you’re going to focus on for 30 days.
Not 30 months, mind you … just 30 days.
Now, your big-picture goal may be to lose 30 pounds or add 30 pounds to your deadlift. That’s great … but you can’t do those things today.
But you can take a moment to envision where you’d like to be in 30 days … and map out some mini-goals and action steps that will help you get there.
Tomorrow is June 13. Where would you like to be on July 13? What will you want to look back on with pride and satisfaction that you were able to accomplish?
It could be successfully completing 2 workouts a week … or shopping and meal-prepping every Sunday.
It could be something as simple as taking your multivitamin every day.
Maybe it’s getting outside and going for a walk after dinner 3 nights a week.
Or getting 7 hours of sleep at least 3 nights a week.
Perhaps hitting your water goal 20 times in the next 30 days seems less daunting than trying to do it every day.
Whatever goal you set, it’s important that it’s specific and time-based.
And it’s important that you have a way to track it.
If you don’t track it, you can’t improve it.
So what’s one small goal that you can set today, and look back at the end of July with pride that you accomplished it?
Shoot me a reply, I’d love to hear about it … and I’d be happy to check in along the way and see how you’re doing.