Set Achievable Goals for this Term
What would you like to achieve this year? Why don’t you set yourself a small challenge or goal like getting your steps in each day, committing to a workout, taking the stairs instead of the lift when possible, making meditation a part of your everyday routine or create healthier meals that can be inspired by recipes on our nutrition blog
. Goals centred around fitness, eating and wellness are steps towards healthier habits and happier life.
Beginning with term one we want to focus more upon short term or rather 10 week goals and highlight their importance in generating early success, frequent celebration and lasting momentum.
Breaking Down Long Term Goals
Start designing your 10 week goals by considering your long term goals. For example, if your long term goal is to exercise 3 times a week, consider breaking that down of attending our on-demand training sessions once a week for the first 3 weeks, and increasing that to 2 sessions a week after that.
You can check out our Active Training on-demand videos available here
, working on specific areas to reach your personal goals. Why not try an Upper Body Workout
targeting arms and abs, or a Leg Focus session
to hit your lower body goal.
Remember, aim high but start low!
Writing Down Goals and What They Mean to You
It is important to understand why your goals are important to you i.e. do you want to improve your fitness so you can feel healthier or do you want to eat more nutritious food so you can have more energy and better mood, or do you want to meditate more so you can manage your stress better?
To make this process easier we recommend writing down your goals and what they mean to you, helping to clarify your intentions and desires. Therefore be specific, we want you to be clear what it is you are trying to achieve.
Track and Celebrate!
The best part about 10 week goals is the early success. Celebrating each time a small goal is achieved builds confidence in your process and creates momentum towards achieving larger goals in the future.
In order to celebrate, we need to keep track of our goals. Attending classes or frequently utilising our on-demand videos
done at home anytime, anywhere, is an easy way to track goals and to therefore celebrate success.
Share Your Goals and What They Mean to You with Loved Ones
Spend the time to consider what value our goals hold to us and how they support our larger goals. Friends and family want to see you succeed in ways that are meaningful for you. Take that time to share and update those around you of your successes and celebrate with them!
10 week goals are about creating urgency and celebrating those early successes. Put time aside to define your goals so that momentum can be created.
REVIEW GOAL SETTING STEPS:
- Identify your larger goals
- Break down these goals into smaller ones for term 3 (10 weeks)
- Write down your 10 week goals and what they mean to you: Are they motivating? Are they YOUR goals?
- Share your goals and why they mean something to you with those you care about
- GET STARTED! These goals are all about momentum, book that first class today!
- Track you goals (in your phone, in a notebook)
To further help you reach your goals whether it be to improve your fitness, become stronger and more toned, boost your energy levels, feel more confident or think more positively then we have a checklist of healthy habits for you.
Download your own copy to print out and stick on the fridge as a daily reminder.
We’ve got everything you need to reach your goals so login and book your active training, yoga class and meditation either in the park or online now.
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Live Life Get Active is a registered health promotion charity that offers FREE outdoor activity camps and wellbeing and nutritional programmes to help address obesity, diabetes and mental health. Our vision is to build fitter, healthier and happier communities right across Australia. Our in-park offering is supported by a comprehensive digital offering.