Goal Setting

Goals can be extremely motivating and empowering when done well and done consistently! I find it very exciting to throw out a long term goal at a client and then SEE THEM ACCOMPLISH IT! (or better yet, prove to themselves that they can accomplish big things!) Outwork the man next to you! Think about the preparation that goes into a season with Tom Brady and the Patriots! Pay attention next time you watch a football game on TV and take a look at the offensive coordinator or head coaches play sheet in his hand. Notice how detailed it is down to the cent! Every play on that sheet is organized by down, distance or situation so that there is no hesitation or doubt.

Below is a snapshot of how we at Digman Fitness set goals (we start with lifetime goals then work backwards):

  1. Set a lifetime or 5-year Goal
  2. Set a 1 year Goal
  3. Set a Quarter (3-month) Goal
  4. Set a Month Goal
  5. Set a Weekly Goal or Action Items

Now that we have a snapshot of when to set and re-establish goals, we can plug in what we want:

  1. 5-yr Goals
    • Nutrition-
    • Workout/Lifestyle-
    • Personal-
    • Professional-
  2. 1-yr Goals
    • Nutrition-
    • Workout/Lifestyle-
    • Personal-
    • Professional-
  3. 3-month Goals
    • Nutrition-
    • Workout/Lifestyle-
    • Personal-
    • Professional-
  4. 1-Month Goals
    • Nutrition-
    • Workout/Lifestyle-
    • Personal-
    • Professional-
  5. Weekly Goals (updated at a set point each week)
    • Nutrition-
    • Workout/Lifestyle-
    • Personal-
    • Professional-

As you begin to work backwards, you will write in goals that help work towards the previous goals.

ex: 1-mo. workout goal- 400# in Deadlift and Squat or run a mile in 6 minutes

you work backwards…

Week workout goal- make it to the gym with a plan 3-4 times per week

and break it down even further, having daily goals…Set weights that you want to hit on each set.