Boot Camp Challenge and numerous other workout programs are short term goal programs, meaning 30-60 days. Most individuals join a workout program and focus just on their long terms goals of “I want to lose weight” or “I want to be stronger”
In order to be set up for success, instead of concentrating on the long term, we first shift the focus to your short term goals also known as your action steps. Most of our campers don’t even know where to start.
Is your goal:
Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant/Realistic Time Based
“I want to be healthy” – Not specific, measurable or time based
“I want to lose 100lbs”- It might be realistic, but is it attainable in 30 days?
Say your long term goal out loud, better yet write it down!
Once you have your long term goal, directly under it, we put the SMART action steps needed to reach it.
A client, Mari recently came to me and said she wanted to work on her “stomach” this summer.
We broke it down…3 things will help that area, nutrition, core work and cardio.
Instead of just writing down, “I want my stomach flat” and leaving it as that, she continued to write her action steps:
1) Improve 5K time to under 30 minutes by practicing intervals 2x a week
2) Food Journal everyday
3) Core work- 100 V-Ups/10 minutes of plank per week
Lose body fat? Focus on that “pinched” area that is high
Lose weight? What specific steps are you taking in nutrition/cardio/strength
Toned legs? Work more on leg strengthening exercises
Add it to your daily or weekly routine:
Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = Radical Difference
If we start off too big with our long term goals, we might get discouraged and think it’s impossible to reach. By starting with small, daily and manageable goals, we set ourselves up for SUCCESS.