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Kirsty Jackson: "How to set goals and smash them."


There is nothing worse than working your arse off in the gym and the kitchen and your fat loss results not reflecting that effort. 

It’s easy to be disheartened when you have been at it for weeks and things just aren’t happening.

The thing is, working hard doesn’t mean you’re being productive. Also doing your best doesn’t mean you’re doing what is required.

It can be quite hard to work out where you fit in all this...

  • Am I working hard?
  • Am I progressing?
  • Am I wasting my time?

The best way to answer these questions is to set yourself a goal and a set of tasks (a small list) via SMART goals.

Setting smart goals will enable you to pinpoint accurately what you’re trying to achieve. This is the difference between going into battle with a sniper rifle or a machine gun. ;)


12 months of hard work has paid off for Kirsty

So how do you know what path to take if you don’t know where you’re going?

S: Specific:
❌ I want to be a role model for my kids;
✅ I want to lose 5kg of fat.

Losing 5kg will probably make you a role model for your kids.

M: Measurable:
Use a relevant method to measure your progress. Use a current item of clothing from your wardrobe. Buy an item of clothing as a target. Leggings, crop top etc. Refrain from using poor methods such as weighing scales.

A: Achievable:
If you have a longer term goal then you must break it down into achievable steps. Not only does the goal have to be realistic but so do the tasks to get there.

For example, if you have say 20kg to lose, your first training block might be just to lose 3-4kg and the whole focus becomes on that. “I will lose 3kg by completing XYZ.”

R: Relevant:
This is where you have to get real with yourself and that you’re achieving something that is worthwhile to you. Don’t fall into the trap of trying to achieve someone else’s goal. You can’t fake this part. The reason why you’re doing this has to be crystal clear.

T: Time:

Deadlines really do turn dreams into reality, so do blackmails. You need to add substance to the commitment you have made to yourself. Just saying it won’t make it so. It’s the glue that holds it all together.

Kirsty has smashed the last 12 months. Increasing her meals (4 a day now), strength training up to 3 times per week and isn’t rushing the process. She is not perfect, and she knows she doesn’t need to be.

The focus is improving on the details that are relevant in her lifestyle right now. She doesn’t change things she knows she won’t stick to.

Dave :)

PS: You can read more about Kirsty by clicking here


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