July Goal Setting Tips
Goal setting can improve focus and motivation. We recommend setting SMART goals. Here's how:
Specific - Measurable - Achievable - Relevant - Time Bound
Specific: Goals should be clear and easy to understand.
Measureable: Goals should be measurable so that you have evidence that you have accomplished the goal. This generally means adding some sort of number into your goal.
Attainable: The goal should be realistic. Goals that are too easy or too difficult to acheive may decrease motivation. Set a challenging yet attainable goal.
Relevant: Set a goal that is important to YOU.
Time-Bound: Set a time frame to complete your goal. You could set one month goals, three months goals, one year goals, lifetime goals, etc.
I will lose 10 pounds in 3 months.
I will squat 225 in 1 month.
I will exercise 3x a week for 60 minutes each this month.
For weight loss or weight gain, 1 pound per week is a great goal.
Strength goals can be harder to set. Beginners might increase 10lbs on each exercise per month where an advanced athlete might increase 5lbs in 3 months on just one exercise.