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S.M.A.R.T. Goals


Sunday, January 19, 2014

S.M.A.R.T. Goals are:

1. Goals that are put down in writing - lose weight.

2. Goals are specific and measurable - lose 15 pounds in 2014.

3. Goals are attainable and realistic - they are.

4. Goals have a specific timeline - it does.

5. Goals are significant. Before you can get really motivated to accomplish a given goal, you must aspire to accomplish something that's personally meaningful. Ask yourself the "5 Why's" you want it:

- I want to look better
- I want to feel better
- I want less stress on my knees
- I want to live a long time
- I want to do activities like hiking without pain

6. Set some behaviour goals which are the type of goal that you can directly control; it's an action you can choose to do every day to help you reach your end goal:

- I will exercise a minimum of 6 days a week
- I will track and stay in range 90% of the time
- I will continue to SP challenges because they motivate me to do better

7. Spread the word about your goals. Who will you tell?

- I will tell SP (this blog)
- I will tell my husband and sisters
- I will tell my work friends

8. Be accountable to at least one other person.

- My accountability buddies are my SP friends especially my Warrior friends who are doing this with me.

9. Set up a reward system.

- For every 5 lbs I lose, I will buy a new ebook
- If I don't lose my goal weight, I'll donate what I don't lose to charity, e.g. my goal is to lose 15 pounds this year. If I only lose 10 pounds, I'll donate $5 to charity

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 1/20/2014 6:43PM

    Well thought out and... SMART!

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_LINDA 1/19/2014 11:00PM

    Sounds attainable!! Great planning!
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JMOUSE99 1/19/2014 8:57PM

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ANGRITTER 1/19/2014 7:56PM

    Dang Joanna! You've got this all fleshed out and could even write your own book about it! My goal this week is to try not to complain too much about all the miles I will be driving around for doctor appointments. And driving kills my back and shoulders. Grrr..

But I'm not complaining, am I? See, I have already messed up!


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GLASSART43 1/19/2014 5:56PM

    Nicely done, Joanna. I needed a model! emoticon

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