Happy New Year! I am extremely excited to kick off my new SheSweats2 motivational site for exercise, health and wellness, nutrition, and pure motivation to achieve your goals! Women sweat too and we have different health goals that need a little more attention. It is okay to sweat and I want women to embrace it! Sweat is not disgusting, but a badge of honor to show that you worked hard! When we work hard, it shows.
My passion for exercise and health began from childhood all the way to college as a Division I track athlete. After earning my master’s degree in Exercise Science, I felt even more equipped to help others achieve happiness through fitness. Using my tools, experiences, and successes, I plan to guide you to get the health and physique you desire, along with the mindset to maintain it. Of course, we’ll sweat a little bit in the process too!
Not wasting any time, let’s get right into it. Before we
talk about achieving fitness goals, we first must set some goals. What are
yours? Whether it is to lose weight, gain weight, build muscle, increase
flexibility, or lower blood pressure, you need to set a goal. To make this
simple, I teach my clients the SMART goals method. SMART is an acronym for
Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely.
S – Half of my clients want to lose weight, so we will use this as an example. For the specifics, tell me how much weight you want to lose. 30 lbs?
M – Next, how are you going to measure your progress? Weigh-in every Monday or Friday?
A – Third, is your goal achievable? Are you having surgery or is there any planned procedures that may stop you from accomplishing your mission?
R – Fourth step is to ask yourself, is this realistic? Are you trying to build muscle to play with your children more, or do you hope of competing in the next Olympics?
T – Lastly, what is your time frame? Losing 10 pounds in a week is possible, but may require the unhealthiest attempts to see those results. However, losing 10 pounds in a month is safer, healthier, and you will have a better chance at keeping the weight off down the road.
There you have it! Once your SMART goal is set, all you need is a plan of attack. Take a few days to set your goal and next week I will go through 3 simple steps to develop a solid plan to because we sweat too!