I’m feeling pumped and over the moon today and I would love to tell you why. My husband and I just had our P.T. test and both smashed our previous results with P.B.’s in all areas. I even held a plank for 8:03 minutes!!!
How did we do it? Our P.T. Nikki, plans our sessions, we turn up and work hard twice a week with her and then we ultimately work towards and achieve our goal.
Mike and I take two personal training sessions per week. When we first started our Personal Trainer ‘tested’ us and talked about what our goals were. The testing involved taking our measurements and then performing certain exercises with as many reps as we could within the time frame.
Every twelve weeks we are re-tested and try to improve on our previous results.
But your goal might not be fitness…….
Do you have a goal you are working towards in your life but just can’t seem to achieve it?
Perhaps it is because you are trying to achieve too much too soon rather than taking a measured approach.
Instead of trying to achieve your goal overnight you need to make a plan and work steadily towards the end point.
When you are working towards a goal in life no matter what it is, you need to be able to measure your progress.
There is no point is saying ‘I’m going to climb Mt Everest’ without training for it or wanting to buy a house without working out a savings plan.Planning and measuring progress is the key to achieving your goals.Click To Tweet
Put in place strategies to measure your progress keeps you motivated and on track. You can see quickly where you may have fallen off and can reset yourself to keep moving forward.
Having a plan to check progress also helps to avoid becoming overwhelmed with the big picture. You can take smaller, manageable steps to achieve the main goal.
Making targets to work towards that are achievable and measurable is vital to getting to your goal.
Ticking off each step of progress or marker, increases your enthusiasm. You want to keep going ticking off each marker until YOU ARE THERE AND HAVE ACHIEVED YOUR GOAL.
My friend, Debbie from Debbie In Shape has some great tips for planning and she has a free email course which I have taken to help you get started. You can find out more by clicking here to join her Facebook page Planning with Debbie
So make a plan, set targets along the way to measure your progress and you will soon be achieving that goal!