Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Maybe you've heard that goals should be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-sensitive. But using this strategy for weight loss can backfire on you, because although you can control what you eat and how you exercise, your body won't always cooperate with the fact that a 3500 calorie deficit should result in a 1 pound fat loss. Your body, genetics and metabolism determine your success or failure.
A better plan is to set ACTION goals. For me that means staying within calorie range, strength training 3 or 4 days a week (and lifting more over time), and 20-30 min of cardio 4 or 5 days a week.
Here's a link to a good article on this: cutthefatpodcast.com/225
The article suggests goals like achievement goals.
-Go 90 days without a drink
-Do a minimum of 20 min cardio a day no matter what