Now is the time to start thinking of attainable goals for the New Year.
Try to make them SMART.
S - specific
M - measurable
A - attainable
R - relevant
T - time based
You can break a bigger goal like losing 50 pounds or lowering your blood pressure into smaller goals eg.
In six months I will lower my blood pressure. I will do this by losing weight, eating right and exercise.
You can break this goal down to smart goals by:
Weight; S - I will lose 6 pounds in January.
M - is measured by weighing
A - is this is an attainable weight loss
R - it is relevant as it is proven that weight loss lowers blood pressure
T - is the month
some add E - which is to evaluate and adjust goals
Exercise; S - I will walk 30 minutes a day in January
M - is tracking the daily walk
A - I have the time to walk 30 minutes a day
R - exercise is proven to help lower blood pressure
T - is the month of Jan.
again it can be evaluated and adjusted for the next month
Diet; S - I will go on a low sodium diet by staying within the 1300 - 2300 mg for January
M - sodium is listed on the food and can be tracked
A - this is the recommended daily amounts that can be maintained
R - with planning this is a realistic sodium intake
T - january is the time
again evaluate and adjust for the next month.
Here is the link to find recommended sodium intake as it is different for age groups. healthycanadians.gc.ca/eating-nutrition/so
Here is some information on SMART Goals. sbinformation.about.com/od/businessmanagem
Hope to see some great goals listed for 2013!
"Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly."
~ St. Francis De Sales
I just plan to be a little less of what I am!
Jan. 31/12 38.3 www.fitbit.com/user/249M37
| current weight: 220.5