The Muscle Building Fat Burning Video Blog #40
I am currently planning for my next mission and as a result I am revisiting the setting of goals. I always use the S.M.A.R.T. system when setting my goals. My thought was maybe I should share the process with all of you, so here we are in the first of a 5 part series on goal setting. You will not only get a good lesson on setting goals, but you will get a look inside my planning process for a mission.
I have already decided that Mission 7 will revolve around losing body fat. I have been working for months on building muscle, so now I need to melt off the remaining fat to reveal the muscle I’ve worked so hard for. It is there, my measurements confirm that.
First, what does S.M.A.R.T. statnd for? Some of you may know that it is a system of setting goals that stands for Specific Measureable Attainable Realistic Time-sensitive. Today we will discuss specific goals.
As I stated above, my next mission is going to revolve around losing body fat. Does this mean my goal should be “I will lose body fat”? Do you think that is a very specific goal? Let’s see what we think.
Does this goal tell me when I’ve accomplished it? Do I have a way of knowing that I am done with the goal? The obvious answer is that I do not have any way of knowing I’ve accomplished the goal.
A better goal is “I have a body fat percentage of 12%” because it if very specific. I know where I am starting and I have an exact idea of where I want to end up—12%. There are other aspects of this goal that are still missing, but for sake of today’s discussion, this is a good goal.
It is important for your goals to be specific because you want your brain working on accomplishing the goal right away. The target is specific so you can’t go off track.
Thus, my first goal for the mission will be:
My second goal for the mission will arise as a result of the first goal.
Clearly I will be happy with any weight as long as Goal #1 is achieved. In other words, I am more focused on the body fat percentage than I am on the scale weight. Goal #2 is also a very specific goal.
Tomorrow we will talk about making goals measureable.
Yet another brutal workout today. I wish I could tell you more about what I am up to, but I cannot. Just rest assured that this series of workouts is one of the most difficult and intense I’ve ever experienced.
Make sure that your goals are specific.
Do you have any goals that need to be corrected to make them specific? Comment this post to answer the question.
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!
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