2017 is here!!
Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions? I’m sure like everyone else, I have different categories that I use to make new goals for the New Year. Some of those categories are financial, religious, vacations, family time and of course one I adjust every year is something to do with health and fitness. My health and fitness goal for 2017 is to stick to my fitness schedule, to tone my post baby #3 tummy more and find more easy healthy meals to cook for my family.
Have you made New Years Resolutions and were determined to achieve them, but that fire didn’t last as long as you have hoped? I am GUILTY! I hope this post will help you come up with goals in a way that will help you achieve them. These can be applied to any type of goal, not just a health and fitness one. Whatever your goal may be, make sure it is a SMART goal.
I want to help you in making your goals so I created a FREE Printable for you to write down your 2017 Fitness Goals
How to make a SMART goal
S – Specific
Be specific on the goal you are setting. For example, if my goal was cooking healthier meals for my family. To be more specific I could say, “I will cook healthier for my family by offering fruits and vegetables at every meal and cook with whole wheat products instead of enriched.”
How will you decide if you meet that goal? It needs to be measurable. Maybe if your goal is to decrease your cholesterol level you first go get your current level checked and decide (possibly with your physician) what a reasonable cholesterol level for you reach. OR maybe it is a weight loss goal you want to achieve. You could measure weight, waist, hips, body fat % and make relevant goals from there.
When you make a goal you want it to challenge and push you to be better, but you want it to be in your ability to achieve. For example, if my goal is to start cooking healthier for my family and I don’t cook at all right now, my initial goal could be. “I want to cook healthier for my family by cooking a home cooked meal twice a week.” Or is my goal is to lose 30 pounds, “I will lose 30 pounds in 20 weeks by losing 1 1/2 pounds a weeks.”
How does your goal tie into your key responsibilities and fit within your objectives? Maybe your overall objective is to become healthier, to have more energy for your kids and family. The goals of cooking healthier for your family and losing 30 pounds would fit and help your reach your objective.
T- Time- Bound
Is there a time frame for you to reach your goal? For example, if your goal is to lose 30 pounds, “I will lose 30 pounds in 20 weeks. Or if your goal is to cook healthier for your family, “I will cook healthier for my family, by cooking a home cooked meal twice a week for a month and then I will increase it to 3 times a week for a month.”
Need some other ideas to help you on your journey to get fit and healthy?? Check out this post.
Good luck creating and reaching your goals in this new year!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
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