Goal Setting – Set SMART goals and actually meet them!

Along with everyone else, the new year brings about a great time to also start working on resolutions, goals, lifestyle changes, whatever you want to call them – regardless of what you call them, the sad truth is that most of these – especially fitness goals – fall by the wayside by mid-February if not before then.

So, how do we make goals that we CAN stick to and accomplish? We set SMART goals. These are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-Based. We bite off bite sized pieces that we can accomplish easily but with a slight challenge (because otherwise it’s not a a goal if it’s only super easy). Over the next 5 posts I will share with you how to keep your focus on these goals and how to make sure this is the year that they stick! Don’t be one of the millions who gives up when the going gets hard.

Here’s the reality – anything worth working for if worth working hard for! It’s always going to be hard to do something that we aren’t used to doing – which is why all change is hard – but we have to keep pushing through and realize that setbacks just set us up to be strong, stand back up and keep going to our goals. Too many people take every setback as a “sign” that it’s too hard and it’s time to give up and this just isn’t true! Keep you head up and keep working toward your goals – you don’t need to be perfect, you just need to be progressing.

Stay tuned to set your SMART goals and keep your resolutions going!

 

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