We’re approaching the end of summer, and starting to look towards fall – and some cooler temps! But the end of summer also brings a realization that maybe you didn’t accomplish everything you set out to do. Maybe one of those just-missed goals has to do with fitness and health.
Not to worry! Today, I, Coach Chris, am officially awarding you a RESET button that you can use to re-calibrate your goals for fall. And here’s how to do it.
Going back to what I said last week about being solution-focused, let’s break down each goal into the activities and habits that are going to enable you to reach your goal.
So instead of saying, “My goal is to lose 10 pounds,” re-frame it to say, “My goal is to drink a glass of water before each meal” or “Add 1-2 servings more per day of fruits and vegetables.”
We’re big fans of strength training at Personally Fit – because of all the benefits it can provide, including bone strength, managing depression, improving blood pressure and blood sugar markers, and more. Want to make your strength training goals more specific?
Instead of saying “My goal is to get to the gym for 2-3 strength training sessions each week,” try this: “My goal is to increase my reps from 10 to 15 this week on each arm exercise” or “I’m going to get to the gym on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.” The more specific you can be, the better!
I think that being specific makes the goal a little more “real” – it gives you an exact target to aim for, rather than a more fluid “2-3 times a week.”
It’s never too late to get started, and every day you can take even the smallest step forward is a great day!
Here’s a short note from Hippocrates, the famous Greek physician:
“All parts of the body, if used in moderation and exercised in labors to which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy and well developed and age slowly; but if they are unused and left idle, they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly.”
How can we help you re-frame your goals for fall? Let’s talk!