“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 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.