Setting Goals

THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN SETTING GOALS:

  • Use positive statements. “I will prepare healthy meals at home” is a much better goal than “Iʼm not going to eat out every night.” Be specific.
  • Describe your goals in terms that can be measured. “I want to lose weight” is too vague a goal. “I want to decrease my body fat by 10%” is much better.
  • Set performance-based goals, not outcome- based goals. “I want to set a personal record during my next fun run” instead of “I want to finish in the top 25% of my age group during the next fun run.” It is important to set goals over which you have the most control possible.
  • Set a deadline. Putting a realistic end date on your goal give you a clear target and creates a sense of urgency.
  • Reward yourself. Plan how you will celebrate each success.

 

LONG TERM GOAL: _________________________________________________________________________

DEADLINE:_________REWARD: ________________________________________________________________

 

12 WEEK GOAL:_____________________________________________________________________________

DEADLINE:_________REWARD: ________________________________________________________________

 

8 WEEK GOAL:_____________________________________________________________________________

DEADLINE:_________REWARD: ________________________________________________________________

 

4 WEEK GOAL:_____________________________________________________________________________

DEADLINE:_________REWARD: ________________________________________________________________

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