Tiffany FiteAuthor
14 Jun
Setting SMART goals can help you achieve better health and fitness
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
14 Jun
SMART is an acronym to help us set goals. I'll walk you through it so grab a piece of paper and a pen.
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Fox
14 Jun
I’ve set SMART goals before, but haven’t yet in relation to fitness. I really want to get back to how my health and fitness was
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
14 Jun
Specific Measure able Attainable Realistic Timely
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
14 Jun
Specific - clearly define the desired outcome, this should be as descriptive as possible.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
14 Jun
First I will go through each of the five components and then we will go back through it with a real life example
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
14 Jun
Measurable - goals needed to be quantifiable
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
14 Jun
Attainable - goals should be somewhat challenging but not extreme, the goal setter needs to be able to see herself achieving it
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
14 Jun
Realistic - along the same lines the goal needs to be something that the goal setter is willing to work towards achieving.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
14 Jun
Timely - a goal should always have a specific date of completion and not too far off in the future.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
14 Jun
It's okay to have long-term goals but it's very important to have short-term goals that ultimately lead to your long-term goal.
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Fox
14 Jun
Yes, I always find this helps to avoid feeling overwhelmed
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
14 Jun
Here's an example:. Sheila walks her neighborhood occasionally. She has to stop several times because she's really winded. Because she has to stop several times it takes her 40 minutes. Years ago she did the same walk in 30 minutes. Sheila's goal is to be able to walk her neighborhood in 30 minutes without becoming winded and without stopping. She would like to achieve this goal by August 31st and is willing to commit to taking this walk 5 days per week because she knows that she must be consistent to achieve this goal. She will listen to her body and stop when her body tells her to stop, but she's confident that within time if she is consistent she will be able to achieve her goal.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
14 Jun
Specific - Sheila will be able to walk her neighborhood in 30 minutes. Measurable - she will be able to measure her progress by timing herself on each walk. Attainable - she knows she can achieve this because she did it once before. Realistic - this goal is realistic because Sheila is willing to invest the time and effort in achieving this goal Timely - Sheila is giving herself approximately 11 weeks to achieve this goal.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
14 Jun
Does this make sense to everyone? Can I answer any questions or help you set a goal?
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LemonHelper
14 Jun
I'm going to be smart about the way I lose weight.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
14 Jun
Hi Cheryl. Happy to hear you will be using the SMART acronym to achieve your weight loss goal. Did this exercise help? Do you have any questions?
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LemonHelper
14 Jun
I will write a good food plan
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
14 Jun
Excellent 👍
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
14 Jun
Thank you for joining me today, please check in with me during the week and next Monday to let me know how you are doing with your smart goals!
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