How to Make S.M.A.R.T. Goals for the New Year

FightCamp - Making S.M.A.R.T. Goals for New Year's

Be S.M.A.R.T. about making practical and achievable fitness goals for the New Year. Plan ahead with these 5 tips for sticking to your resolutions.

Published: December 27, 2022

Topics: Wellness Tips, Wellness

Author: Marc Coronel

Are You Ready to Make the Most of the New Year?  

Don't let the new year be like last year, where you set goals and expectations and then end up disappointing yourself by not meeting your resolutions. If you fail to plan, you might as well plan to fail, and FightCamp is not the company that wants you to fail at anything. Consider taking this structured resolution path, which is a way to stay organized as you achieve your goals. 

FightCamp - S.M.A.R.T. Fitness Goals for New Years

A popular and effective way to create a path to follow is by setting S.M.A.R.T. goals. S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. By setting goals that follow this framework, you can increase your chances of achieving your objectives and progressing toward your long-term vision. 

How to Make S.M.A.R.T. Goals for the New Year

FightCamp - S.M.A.R.T. Fitness Goals for New Years

1. Make Your Goals Specific

The more specific your goals are, the easier it will be to focus on what needs to be done to achieve them. For example, instead of saying, "I want to get  in shape," try, "I want to drop 10 pounds by March 1st by exercising for at least 30 minutes per day and following a healthy meal plan." When your goals are specific, you know what to do to achieve them and can take targeted action.

2. Make Your Goals Measurable 

It's essential to have a way to track your progress toward your goals. This could be a numerical value, like the number of pounds you want to drop, or a tangible action, like the number of days per week you wish to exercise. By measuring your journey, you can see your progress and how much further you have to go. This can help you stay motivated and adjust your strategy if needed.

3. Make Your Goals Attainable

Setting challenging, realistic, and achievable goals is important. If your goal is too difficult, you may become discouraged and give up. On the other hand, if your goal is too easy, you may not see the progress you desire. To determine if your goal is attainable, consider your current resources and limitations and any available support to help you reach your goal. 

4. Make Your Goals Relevant

Your goals should be meaningful and aligned with your values and long-term vision. This will help you stay motivated and committed to achieving them. Suppose your goal is not relevant to your overall objectives. In that case, you may lose interest or find it challenging to stay motivated. Make sure your goals are aligned with what you truly want to achieve in your life. 

5. Make Your Goals Time-Bound

Setting a deadline for your goal helps you stay focused and motivated. It also enables you to track your progress and make any necessary adjustments along the way. When you have a deadline, you can create a plan with specific milestones and action steps to help you stay on track. 

Train S.M.A.R.T. Like a Fighter

FightCamp - S.M.A.R.T. Fitness Goals for New Years

Besides the five S.M.A.R.T. goals, stay engaged with the FightCamp Community on Facebook and Instagram. FightCamp has everything you need to work out on your schedule, with premium boxing equipment and hundreds of on-demand strength, conditioning, kickboxing, boxing, core, and recovery classes led by real fighters. You will be successful when you utilize all the tools provided to you. FightCamp is committed to celebrating your milestones and daily success. Your support comes from all the other people committing to a better, healthier version of themselves. You can help others too by cheering them on and celebrating their successes.

By following these guidelines, you can set practical and achievable goals for the new year. Remember to also be flexible and open to making adjustments as needed. Life can throw unexpected curveballs, and it's essential to be open to modifying your plan as needed. The most important thing is to take consistent action toward your goals and stay committed to making progress. Good luck!

Marc Coronel

Marc Coronel is the Co-owner of Energia Fitness and an industry award-winning international consultant, educator, and presenter for people and fitness companies like TRX and Under Armour. He loves sharing knowledge.

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