We've learned in class that setting SMART goals help clients achieve their goals by making them specific and measurable.
The actual acronym stands for: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time Framed. Here is one of my SMART goals.
Specific- I want to lose 5 lbs and fit comfortably into my jeans
Measurable- I will weigh myself every 2 weeks and should notice that my jeans are fitting a bit looser around my waistline.
Achievable or Action oriented- My book says A stands for Achievable but its a bit too similar to Realistic so my goal will be Action oriented. I will have one cheat day a week and the other days eat healthy. If I eat past 9 p.m., I will choose healthier snack options. If I choose to drink, I will allow for the calorie addition by cutting back elsewhere.
Realistic- Losing 5lbs is very realistic since I was at that weight prior to winter. I was comfortably at this weight without any drastic lifestyle changes.
Time Framed- I will lose this excess weight by May 1. I'm aiming to lose a pound every 2 weeks.
I know my goal doesn't include anything about working out but I know that for me, my body responds best to my diet. I also believe in the motto that the way your body looks is 80% diet and 20% fitness
Lunch yesterday: I sauteed some kale and mushrooms in the wok.
Dinner: Bigham's Macaroni n. Cheese
My fitness business cards have been ordered! Yippee!! Nothing says professional like having your own business card and saying the word Yippee! ;)