Tuesday, September 24, 2013
My S.M.A.R.T. Goals for the BLC 23 Challenge
Make Your Goals SPECIFIC
Ambiguous or undefined goals aren't going to provide me with the direction I need to succeed. You know your goal is specific if it answers these questions: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, HOW
WHO: Who will be involved in helping me reach my goal? Me, my family, my Tenacious Jungle Tigers, my Lovely Limes, my facebook weight loss support friends and the rest of my Spark people support friends.
WHAT: What exact goal do I want to accomplish? I will lose 25 lbs...2.1 lbs per week in 12 weeks....
WHEN: When will I start and when will you reach your goal? I have started on Sept 25, 2013 and will reach my goal on Dec 18, 2013.....
HOW: How will I make this happen...I will eat between 1200 & 1400 calories every day I will not go over my calorie range....I will drink at least 80 oz of water per day...I will work out 60 to 90 minutes per day 5 to 6 day per week....I will include strength training 3 day per week....I will track all food, water and exercise daily.....I will post on all my boards daily Sparks, Facebook etc. for accountability....
Make Your Goals MEASURABLE
How will I gauge my progress? I will weigh in weekly....I will look for other non scale victories...loose fitting clothing...I will take monthly measurements, I will also make sure I have reached my desired weekly fitness minutes of 300 per week or more...I will reevaluate every 4 weeks to check my progress and revisit & revise as needed....
Make Your Goals ATTAINABLE
It's good to think big, but it's also important that I don't set a goal that is too big...My goal is attainable because I have the persistence & determination, the time, the support, the knowledge, the equipment, and the resources that does not interfere with other priorities in my life right now...
Make Your Goals RELEVANT
I have asked myself why is this relevant, why do I want to achieve this and years ago my answer would have been to look good or to be skinny but as I've become older and hopefully more wiser I've found that being healthier and been a role model for my children and living longer and having more confidence in myself have become more important then looking "good" or "being skinny"...these reasons have become my daily motivations there by becoming more and more relevant to me....
Make Your Goal TIMELY
This one is simple my deadline is Dec 18, 2013....The end of BLC 23
My halfway mark will be 12.5 lbs Nov 6,2013
This worked for me the last round very well so I'm sticking to what works
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