There’s a prize for the best answer to this question, so leave a comment and let me know your top health & fitness goals for this year.
The prize for the best comment (the judge’s decision is final!) is a £5 coin, produced by the Royal Mint, to mark the countdown to the London 2012 Olympics. It’s in mint condition, in its original presentation packaging. Comments by the end of June 2011 please.
The most effective set of goals include both short term and long term goals. So for example if you want to lose a stone, your short term goal could be to lose 1lb a week, and your long term goal to reach a certain specific weight by the end of this year.
It also helps to have a mixture of input goals (eg- go to gym 3 times a week) as well as outcome goals (eg – reduce your body fat percentage to 14% if you’re a man, or 24% of you’re a woman, for example).
And make sure you include a nutrition goal, because you can’t out-train a bad diet! It might be to kick the habit of fizzy drinks, or salt in food, or sugar in tea, or drink less alcohol, or a combination of all these things.
Don’t limit your goals to just weight loss. You might want to change your body shape, become more flexible, be able to run for 20 minutes without difficulty, gain more energy, recover from an injury, reach a certain level in your favourite sport.
Whatever your goals for 2011, share them in the comments below!