The start of every new year is when people are thinking the most about goal setting. Setting a New Year’s resolution is a common way of specifying the desired outcome. Also, it gives you something to track your progress against. Unsurprisingly after the indulgences of the holidays, 71% of people want to diet or eat more healthily. Additionally, 65% want to exercise more, while 54% want to lose weight. Around 60% of people set a New Year’s resolution, but only 8% actually realise their goal. This is why we will go over why these resolutions fail and how you can stick to your goals.
When it comes to goal setting, setting reasonable goals is vital for two reasons. First of all, it has been proven to help people achieve more by motivating them. Second, it sets the direction for your actions.
In terms of motivation, we all have days where we feel too tired to get out to the gym. Sometimes, you just want that stuffed-crust pizza. However, having a goal reminds you of what you are trying to achieve in the long run.
When you set a goal, you should also create a more detailed action plan to achieve your goal. This will guide you on your path to reaching your goal. Also, it may include checkpoints on the way to realising your target.
The first task of a personal trainer is to understand your current situation and look to your goals. At Delta Fitness, around 80% of our clients have fat loss at the front of their minds when they have their initial free consultation. This is a great goal, but our trainers are fully committed to helping you define it more clearly (e.g., losing 5kgs of body fat). Also, we help set a realistic expectation of when this is achievable for you as an individual (e.g., losing the 5kgs of body fat in 8 weeks). Our trainers will also help you understand what the goal means for you.
If you are looking to set a goal to be fit and active, reduce fat, and tone your body (and you’re serious about it), don’t hesitate to get help from a professional. Our personal trainers can not only teach you but support you in creating a healthier and happier version of yourself.