Cheers to New Year! In 2020, Focus on SMART Goals

Each year there are many goals set to make better health decisions! This year, resolve to make S.M.A.R.T Goals!

Senior women on a power walk

Weight loss, fitness and all other goals are better reached when they move from words written on a paper or thoughts in our heads to SMART goals:

Specific

Measurable

Attainable

Realistic

Timeframe

When goals are SMART, which are specifically written down and thought out with action steps, they become less vague and easier to apply to daily life. After all, according to Dave Ramsey, "A goal without a plan is just a dream." Here are some tips on how to take fitness goals and make them tangible and realistic goals.

For example, consider this common goal: "I want to Exercise more in 2020." This goal is nice, but vague. To make this goal more attainable for yourself, you want to make it a SMART goal. Something like this …

Specific: I want to join my neighborhood YMCA's water aerobics class.

Measurable: I want to join the class offered on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00 pm each week.

Achievable: I will attend my first classes on Jan 14 and 16.

Realistic: I plan to attend a minimum of 1 class per week for the month of January.

Timeframe: I will attend a total of 5 classes each month.

Try the same thing, no matter what your goal … such as:

  • Eating Healthier.
  • Drinking more water.
  • Getting more active.