Friday, August 29, 2014
today on spark coach supposed to make my smart goals. What are smart goals?
taken from spark article.
The Acronym SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. By applying each of these principles to your goal-setting, you'll set yourself up for success.
Say your goal is to lose 20 pounds.
Is your goal Specific? Does it answer who/what/when/where/why? You have the who (you) and the what (20 pounds), but try to add more detail, like why you're aiming for this goal and when--a specific date--you hope to reach it by. ''I will lose 20 pounds by June 30 so I can be healthier'' is much more specific.
I want to lose 149 pound by December 30, 2016
Is your goal Measurable? Does it answer questions like, ''How much?'', ''How many?'', ''How often?'' This is a great opportunity to break down your big goal into smaller goals that you'll reach along the way. For example, how much weight will you lose each week? How much will you eat each day to reach your overall goal? How often do you plan to exercise to reach that big goal? Now that your goal is specific, answer these questions--think of them as the ''action steps'' or mini goals that'll help you become successful at the larger goal.
Oct.1 - 8pounds
exercise at least 30 min a day
calories between 1200 and 1500
Is your goal Attainable? Do you have the attitudes, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to reach your goal? If not, how can you adjust your goal to fit your current situation?
My goal is attainable.
hubby will be in the hospital for at least 3 days so I will have to find a way to keep up with the 30 min with chair exercises and some walking.
Is your goal Realistic? This means that you are both willing and able to work toward your goal--you have the desire and ability to reach it. Make sure that your goal isn't too strenuous. You may plan to lose 2 pounds a week every week, but a 1-pound weight loss per week might be more realistic for you to commit to.
I think I can make 2 pounds a week.
Finally, is your goal Timely? Does it have a deadline? Have you broken it up into smaller goals that you can aim for along the way to reaching your bigger goal?
I will make this goal for now and then in Oct. make another one to reach. I want to see how I do first.