Here is some information about the importance of defining a clear goal before you start working out.
Each goal must be defined more precisely in itself, and in such a way that it can be placed in direct relation to the concrete action. You should have a clearer goal than just “I want to lose weight” or “I want to get fitter”.
In Personal Training, the clear definition of a goal is a core element. In order for the coaching to be effective and efficient, the coach and the client should clearly agree on a SMART goal.
The S.M.A.R.T method allows to define a clearer goal through 5 parameters:
S stands for specific and clearly formulated
M stands for measurable
A stands for accepted / attractive for the client (but still challenging)
R stands for realistic and regularly checked
T stands for time-bound
As an example, a clear goal would be “I want to lose 8kgs within 3 months of which 5kgs body fat”.