Goal setting will help to keep you motivated, think how good you will feel when you realise all your hard work is paying off!! Some people enter themselves into races as one of their goals, others just want to look and feel better. What ever you want your goals to be the most important thing is that its YOUR goal. You decide what you want to achieve for yourself, dont let others lead you into goal setting.
Break your goals down into the following time categories. You may have more than one goal in each of the time categories which is great, just make sure you are being realistic!
Short term – 6 to 12 weeks
Medium term – 3 months to 6 months
Long term – 12 months plus
Make sure the goals follow the SMART accronym
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Attainable
R – Rewarding
T – Timed
Remember to regulalry review your goals to ensure that you are on the right track and can make new goals as needed.