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Are Your Goals as SMART as You?


January 3, 2016 – SMART

I want to wish you first and foremost the happiest and healthiest New Year ever. If nobody has asked you yet what your new years resolution is, well then consider yourself lucky. My resolution … “This year I’m really going to exercise more, drink less, eat healthy, and loose 200 pounds.” I’m sure you are smiling as you have either told yourself one of these, or you’re smiling because 200 pounds is of course unrealistic and impossible. You might be thinking, “I’m perfect just the way I am and don’t need a resolution or change”. Your decision and conviction for that deserves high praise, enjoy it.! For many of us, some healthy changes should happen and a new year is a great time to start a new chapter with new healthy habits. If the latter is the case for you too, then lets commit to some SMART goal setting.

A goal is a personal wish for yourself that is reasonable and measurable. When you are setting a goal you have to be realistic. Second you need to set a time frame for your goal that is also reasonable. Give yourself enough time to work on the goal (think about your personal schedule). It will also depend on what your goal is. Here is an example of a FIT ‘SMART’ (acronym) goal for 2016:

Specific – define what you are working for and plan on success.
Measurable – goals require steps for success, i.e. measurements.
Attainable – starting Quarterback for the Texans ‘might’ be too much.
Realistic – achievable, with effort …that 20 year old body is gone.
Timely – the plan you put in motion must have a livable deadline.

One thing is certain, nobody can set your goals for you or reach them for you. Goal setting and success is yours and yours alone. So if there are any fitness goals you want help reaching, let FIT help create a SMART strategy for you and train you towards your success! It is all about you!

In good health,


P.S. A smart goal just means that it is specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. (get it, s.m.a.r.t)

‘Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.’ – Unknown