Setting smart fitness goals for a beginner is so important, especially as a mom. Setting attainable fitness goals from the very beginning can often be the thing that sets you up for success.
Whenever you work with a trainer, the goal should be to set goals that are challenging, realistic, and help you feel your best. If you shoot too low, you will typically get bored but if you shoot too high then statistically speaking, you will potentially give up.
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As your trainer, all I want is for you to succeed- and you will, with setting a plan using the SMART Goal template. I use this for all of my clients and I want to encourage you to try it out as well.
Curious about implementing a SMART fitness goal into your health? Keep Reading...
First, Let's Establish what Type of Goal you Want to Set
There are two types of goals: process and Product goals.
When you are setting your goals, there are two ways of setting those goals. The first, is a goal through the process. This goal type tends to be more beneficial because this goal focuses on more elements that you can control.
An example of a process goal is something like ‘I want to work out for 30 minutes 4 times a week for the month of March.” This type of goal is easy to do and can be done by scheduling time for yourself and following a plan like Mama’s Muscles - a workout program that I designed for Moms with 4 weeks of workouts that are quick and efficient to help you meet your goals.
A process type of goal is easier to track and know when you have been successful.
The other type of goal is a product goal, which is where you are focused on the product at the end.
A great example of a product goal can be ‘I want to be the mom with a six pack’ or ‘I want to be able to run a 5k without stopping’.
A process goal is hard to celebrate along the way and stay motivated, but can be extremely rewarding once you have completed the goal.
Both product and process goals are great for helping you be successful in your journey to setting a fitness goal.
Whether you choose a process goal or a product goal, both should be as detailed as possible through the SMART Goal Method.
What is a SMART goal?
In short, SMART is an acronym that stands for:
This sounds simple enough, but it can get a little confusing when you begin creating your fitness goal.
Let me break it down for you