When it comes to health and fitness, you have to be super-specific when setting goals. It’s not enough to simply say your goals are to “eat healthy” or “work out more.” Vague, wishy-washy goal-setting leaves too much room for cheating. Make sure your goals are SMART (read more on how to set SMART goals). SMART goals are: specific, measurable, actionable, realistic and timely.
Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at Dominican University in California, did a study on goal-setting with 267 participants. She found that you are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down. Sharing them also helps me stay accountable. So, I’m putting my goals out there for all to see.
NAME it in NOVEMBER
Fitness Goals: I’d like to maintain my running conditioning, build muscle and speed with running. End the month at 108-110 pounds. In order to do this, I’ll do three runs per week: a tempo run, a long run, and one that incorporates hills and/or sprints. I will be doing strength workouts four times per week, using a hybrid of Body Beast, P90X, and 21 Day Fix Extreme. My goal is to work out five hours per week. I’d like to do at least two 10+ mile runs and three 3-mile runs where my pace is 7:45 or less.
Eating Goals: Continue to stick to 21 Day Fix eating plan in general, incorporating Beachbody Performance line as well as Shakeology on hard workout days. Two cheat meals permitted per week. Three alcoholic beverages permitted per week.
I’d like to invite you to NAME your November goals. Comment with them below!