We’ve previously spoken about SMART goals being the best way to plan out your goals in order to achieve what you set out to do. SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Agreed, Realistic and Time-Bound. When all of these components are in place you have a greater chance of achieving what you want because you’ve set goals that can be assessed in terms of how long it will be before you hit the target and/or what needs to change to stay on target.
Soon (God willing) we’ll reach January and with the new year comes new hope for many men, a chance to change their ways and get healthy. Whenever you start your journey and whatever your journey will look like it’s important you check back and review what your goals were to begin with. When you get into the groove of things and your training is going smoothly it can be easy to lose sight of your initial goal.
Revising a goal doesn’t necessarily mean changing it for something else. It could just be refining the goal taking into account your current situation and progress. This will recharge your desire to achieve what you set out to do.
Today I was complimented on my physique but I know I have work to do when it comes down to nutrition. Being a husband and father often means quick meals to keep hunger at bay but this way of life isn’t sustainable, I have a weight-loss goal and it will take effort to achieve.
Know what you want to achieve, set a date as to when you’ll reach your goal, make sure its something you can stick to and achieve given the equipment and ability you have. You can stay accountable by telling family to check on you or someone you trust that will be real with you and help you stay on track. A weekly weigh-in is the perfect time to check on your progress, whatever works for you.
Our time in this life is decreasing with every breath we take, we are all heading towards that day that is inevitable. We can by the mercy of Allah azza wa jal make our time on earth that bit better by engaging in regular exercise and cleaning up our diet. Let this year end better than it started and get into the best shape of your life. For help in this get in touch via our contact link in the menu above.