Any time is good time to set new goals. Assess where you are and where you want to be and then set some goals to get there! You will never reach those goals if you don't start.
When setting goals make sure they are "SMART" goals:
T: Time Sensitive
Instead of “I’m going to get in shape,” maybe you could say, “I am going to be able to walk a mile in 15 minutes by June 1, 2017.”
Instead of “I’m going to walk regularly,” try something like “I am going to walk for 20 minutes, at least three days a week.”
Can you really burn 500 calories on the stationary bike your first day in the gym? Maybe, but if you tire out (or worse—hurt yourself) it’s all too easy to decide exercising is too hard. Start with baby steps, and build on them. (Example: I am going to bike for 20 minutes, 3 days a week.)
You can tell yourself, “I’m not going to miss a workout. Ever.” But get real: Kids gets sick, bosses call emergency meetings, and tires go flat. Instead, make yourself a promise you can keep, like: “Beginning May 1, 2017, I will go on the elliptical for 30 minutes, 5 days or more per week at Choice Fitness. I will allow up to 2 days of rest per week.”
T: Time sensitive
“Someday” is not a word for health goals. Set a date, and write it on your calendar. Schedule those workouts, and honor your commitment to your body. (Example: By June 2, 2017, I will lose 6 pounds.)
Choice Fitness is offering its first weight management class; and 8 week class led by Vicki Becker, our resident nutrition specialist. Each week class members get a new menu plan, with varying calorie counts. Vicki prepares recipes fro the menu plan to sample during class and also offers information on ingredients, preparation methods, and serving ideas. She also covers a topic of interest to those concerned with their weight like reading food labels, portion control, and types of fat in our diet.
The class has completed 3 weeks. The 8 ladies in the Tuesday evening class have lost 40 3/4 pounds, while the 7 women in the Wednesday morning class have lost 44 pounds. Way to go ladies! Keep up the good work! Updates will follow each week.