Setting Smart Goals

 

Everyone tends to have a New Year’s Resolution. In the fitness industry, you see big commercial gyms get way too crowded at the start of the year with people saying they want to lose weight. Then a few weeks into the year those crowds start to thin out as people don’t stick to their resolutions. Is this you? Do you have super high hopes of having more success personally or professionally at the start of each year and then find yourself slipping back into old habits? Instead of having an unrealistic goal you set for yourself that you can see no end too, we recommend setting SMART goals instead. So, what is a SMART goal? It’s a goal that’s –

 

  • Specific
  • Measureable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant
  • Time-bound

 

Let’s work together to set some SMART goals for you this year. Instead of just having one big goal, let’s also set smaller goals you can achieve on your way to accomplishing your main goal. For example, let’s say your main goal is to lose 20 pounds this year. Weight loss can be challenging so setting other goals along the way that you can accomplish can be encouraging. I also give myself some incentive. For every goal I accomplish, I put $5-10 in a container (whatever I have in my wallet). Then at the end of the year I use the money in the jar to reward myself for sticking to my goals.  I use the following format:

 

MAIN GOAL: I will lose 20 pounds in 2017

 

NUTRITION GOALS:

  • I will log my food for 7 days in a row
  • I will log my food for 1 month straight
  • I will drink water instead of soda for 7 days in a row
  • I will drink water instead of soda for an entire month
  • I will bring my lunch to work every day during the week.
  • I will not eat fast food more than one day during the week.
  • I will choose veggies as a snack instead of chips
  • I will not eat after 7PM

 

FITNESS GOALS:

  • I will take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • I will walk at least 5 days a week for 30 minutes
  • I will complete a 5k (walking or running)
  • I will do a plank challenge for an entire month
  • I will be able to do a regular push up

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