Hey Wellness Warriors, it’s time to get SMART about goal setting. Have you ever set goals and actually crushed them? If you have, then congratulations! If you are one of the many who set goals and then feel frustrated when you aren’t accomplishing what you set out to do – these tips are for you!
By using the SMART goal-setting tool, you will be able to set precise & clear goals and then watch yourself CRUSH them! Most often, when you are setting health & wellness goals, they are general ones like “lose weight”, “tone up” “eat healthier”. These are all positive goals but in order to really be successful, your goals should be more fine –tuned in order to be effective. This is where the SMART goal setting process comes into the picture.
SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound.
Specific: Goals should be clear and state specifically what should be accomplished. Define your goal and ask yourself “why do I want this goal?”.
Measurable: Goals must be measurable so that you can see whether or not you are making progress. Figure out the best way to measure & track your progress, most likely in a journal dedicated to your fitness and nutrition journey.
Attainable: Goals should be realistic for you. When you reach an “attainable & realistic” goal, it will give you momentum to keep going in your health journey.
Relevant: Goals must be relevant to your interests, needs, available time schedule and abilities.
Time-bound: Goals should contain timelines for completion with some wiggle room as well. Evaluate yourself regularly to see if you are on the right track with timing and progress.
As 2019 comes to an end and you welcome 2020 with open arms, be SMART when setting your fitness and nutrition goals. Set reasonable fitness goals, create a nutrition plan that’s sustainable & realistic and let’s do this!
Cheers in Health,