As an athlete – and yes you are an athlete if you are exercising – you want to train hard, practice hard and be the best you can be, correct?
Do you find yourself making broad statements such as, ‘I want to lose weight, body fat or I want to put on a little muscle?’ Then I am sorry to be blunt, but those are not goals. These are, at best, a wish list.
An effective goal deals with specifics, and it must have a deadline. Without those parameters, goals are powerless and not effective. They will not get you where you want to be.