By Elizabeth Colen
We are half way through the year and July is a great time to regroup and refocus on your goals. You
have half a year left, so let’s get ready and set SMART goals.
S – Specific: Be specific with your goals. Make sure the goals are significant to you and your life. For example, you set a goal to lose weight. Is that specific? Nope. Here is what a specific goal should sound like, I want to lose 10 pounds.
M – Measurable: Make sure you are able to measure your goals. In sticking with that same weight loss goal. You have to weigh yourself at the beginning to get your current weight and weight yourself weekly.
A – Attainable: Make sure you are being realistic with your goal. Don’t set yourself up for failure. Make sure your goal is attainable. So, if your goal is to lose 10 pounds in 2 days, that is not attainable. Attainable is I want to lose 10 pounds in 2 months.
R – Relevant: Make sure you make your goals connected and close to what you truly want to obtain. If you have no intention of putting in work to lose weight, then it shouldn’t be a goal for you. It has to be relevant for you so that you have the passion and focus to get it done.
T – Time: You have to set a deadline for your goal. If you just say, I want to lose weight and I will start going to the gym one day, is not a smart goal. You will find that one day will never come.
Action for this week: Create smart goals.
Example: I want to lose 10 pounds in 2 months and I will go to the gym 3 days a week. I will weigh myself once a week on Wednesday mornings. Now that’s a smart goal. Remember, be specific, make it measurable, attainable, relevant and set a deadline.
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