Set Goals, Not Resolutions

If there were a season for goal setting, the whistle would blow on New Year’s Day.

The new year represents a fresh start, new possibilities, and a chance for things to be “different”.

At our facility, our members have that opportunity to create new possibilities every day!

For us, New Years is a great opportunity to revisit goals, and reassess what we want to accomplish this year.

Below are 6 tips to actually making your goals a reality:

1. Plan– If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. That means you start by planning your goals. From there work backwards. We call this “reverse engineering”. Break things down into small chunks; daily, weekly, monthly targets.

2. Start Slowly– Slow and steady wins the race. What’s the one thing you can do right now to feel better? Do you try to come to class one more time a week? Or do you stop eating gluten as a better substitute? Is that can of beer ruining your goal? You decide.

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. Tony Robbins

3. Make it Official– Shout out from the roof-tops. “I will _______ by _____!” The fear of embarrassment and the accountability of others is a magical thing. That’s why we love training in the group atmosphere.

4. Be specific- Numbers are everything. Just saying I want to lose weight or feel better is not enough. I want to lose 5% body fat and 3 waist sizes by April 2017 is a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) goal.

5. Take a picture– Nothing shows better proof of your success than before and after pictures.

6. Make it a competition- Have someone join you. Let the best man or woman win. Nobody likes to lose, and competition will keep you focused on the end goal.

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