Tuesday, December 28, 2010

How To Set Goals For 2011

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family and are ready for 2011!

Anytime a new year comes around, you can't help but hear about new year's resolutions. Whether it's people telling you their own or someone asking you what yours are.

Wouldn't it be great to set some new goals for yourself to achieve in 2011?

Click here to view my Hot To Set Goals for 2011 video.



I personally love setting goals for myself! It makes me feel great when I have something to strive towards and I love the feeling of achievement when I reach my goals!

 




This method of setting goals is based on NASM's (National Academy of Sports Medicine) method.

It is called...
SCAMPI

S - SPECIFIC
Setting specific goals for yourself will result in better performance. It is far better to set specific goals than setting easy goals or simply "trying your best".
Try setting a specific exercise goal for yourself.
EXAMPLE:
I will exercise Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 45 minutes each day.

C - CHALLENGING
People who set challenging goals are likely to accomplish more than people who set modest goals.
Try setting challenging yet achievable goals for yourself this year. Look at what is realistic for you to accomplish and set your goals toward the higher, more difficult end.
Doing this will inspire you to put forth more action and after your goal has been achieved you will feel a sense of confidence.

A - APPROACH
Focus on setting goals that are based on what you want to achieve not what you want to avoid.
Basically, set goals that are positive not negative.
EXAMPLE:
Positive goal:
 I want to exercise three days a week for 45 minutes each day so I can be more toned and strong.
Negative goal:
I want to exercise for three days a week for 45 minutes each day so I don't become fat.

M - MEASURABLE
Keeping track of your progress will gradually give you a sense of accomplishment and it will also let you know if your strategy is working.
This will also encourage you to make steady progress instead of the mentality "all or nothing".
Pencil into your schedule every week or two weeks a set time to measure your progress.
EXAMPLE:
Retake your body measurements, body fat percentage, or weigh yourself.

P - PROXIMAL
It is just as important to make short term goals as it is to make long term goals. Setting short term goals will raise a sense of confidence and determination.
Having both short term and long term goals lead to better performance.

I - INSPIRATIONAL
The goals that you set for yourself should be consistent with your ideals and ambitions.
Think about what you love in life and what inspires you and use those things to help make your goals.
EXAMPLE:
If you love gardening, incorporate that into your goal. Tell yourself that when you lose some extra weight, you will be able to garden for longer without getting so tired.


Now... what goals are you setting for yourself in 2011?

I always love to hear from you!

Lots of love!
Liz

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1.1.11

    Liz, are you seriously quoting L.Ron Hubbard? Are you a Scientologist?

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