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S.M.A.R.T. Goals for BLC32

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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

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

2. Goals are specific and measurable - lose 10 pounds by the end of 2016

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 a healthy BMI
- I want less stress on my knees
- I want to live a long time
- I want to do activities like hiking without pain
- I want to fit into smaller sized clothing

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 with at least 2 days of ST
- I will track and stay in range 90% of the time
- I will be the best teammate and co-leader to the other Ninjas because they motivate me to do my best

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 Ninja friends who are doing this with me.

9. Set up a reward system.

- For every 5 lbs I lose, I will buy a new item of clothing
- If I don't lose 10 pounds, I'll donate what I don't lose to charity, i.e. for every pound I don't lose, I will donate $1 per pound to charity
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