We are halfway through January and I am finally writing a Fitness Goal post!
By this time, some of us are struggling to keep our resolutions and goals. It is hard to get back into the groove and stick to it! Setting goals is really pretty easy – it’s the keeping them part that becomes the challenge!
I want to teach you just briefly about setting SMART goals and making them stick. Planning, organizing and making it happen do not have to be overwhelming tasks! Think EASY, and think SMART!
I have posted before about goal setting, whether it be your health, your fitness routine or your nutritional goals (read one here). I can’t stress enough when I talk with my clients and help them set their goals that using the SMART system is crucial!
The system is simple:
S – Specific
M – measurable
A – Attainable
R – Relevant
T- Time Bound
Make your goals specific – “I want to lose 10 pounds by February 1”.
Make it measurable – 5 pounds in my first week, 5 pounds in the second.
Make it attainable – you can lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks, but making that goal lofty – like 15 in 1 week – can present problems.
Make it relevant – and reasonable to you. If you are just starting out with your fitness goals, don’t bite off more than you can chew!
Finally, make it time-bound – give yourself a timeline and a deadline.
Write these goals down! Post them where ever you can see them. Find an accountability partner – checking in with someone regularly makes achieving your goals easier. Not to mention the celebration partner you’ll now have!
I find that having a journal is very helpful for achieving my goals. Danielle Stewart over at Fitness Fashionista has created a simple and colorful SMART Fitness Planner to help you get started and stay on point. It is very affordable and very worth it! Get it here!
Good luck with your goals!! Please be sure to contact me with any questions you may have!
Be Well and be SMART!
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