Making SMART goals

“They” say that a successful goal has to be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.

A and R seem like kind of the same thing, if you ask me, but I guess SMART sounded a whole lot better than SMAT.

I digress.

I think one of the reasons I’ve struggled recently is because I had some very specific goals I was working toward while in the Fittest Loser contest. These days, my goal has been simply DEARGODPLEASEDON’TLETMEGAINBACKALLTHEWEIGHT!! Not helpful.

I am changing that this month, and I’ve set some SMART goals:

Get below my finale weight (216) by June 30.

Exercise at least four times per week, for a total of 16 times by June 30.

That’s it. If I do those two things, I will be thrilled. My current weight is 222.5, so goal #1 requires at least a 7-pound weight loss. My workouts will consist of at least two boot camps per week and two workouts on my own: probably running outside or doing hills on the treadmill.

I need to get my cardio back up to snuff so I can run a 5K in September. This one is near and dear to my heart–it’s for the rescue where we found our two sweet (and somewhat crazy) pups.



About Kristen K

My life has always been pretty darn fantastic--except for one thing: my weight. Not too long ago, I tipped the scale at 283 pounds. I'd gain some, lose some and gain some right back, and I was so frustrated. When I saw a notice for a Biggest Loser-style contest in my local paper, I applied on the spot and I felt like I won the lottery when I found out I was one of the five contestants chosen. We worked out four times a week with trainers and followed a clean eating diet, and my life completely transformed. I've lost more than 60 pounds and I'm feeling confidence for the first time in my life. I'm 29 years old with a great husband, a rewarding job, two adorable dogs and fantastic friends. Weight loss continues to be a struggle now that the contest has ended, but this time I know that I can do it and I'm fully committed. This blog has seved as an accountability tool as I journey from a happy, but fat, person to a happy and confident person. And for the first time in my life, I'm no longer putting it off until tomorrow. This time, I'm starting this minute.
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