Being SMART about my goals...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
So...part of the weekend challenge is to write out a goal. The steps written in help me to go from "just a goal" to a SMART goal - making it a Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and with a Timeline.
My main goal for this year, for 2014, is to be more consistent and deliberate with my fitness goals.
Breaking it down a little bit, how do I make that specific and measurable? Well, first thing's first, I NEED to make a daily habit of 10 minutes of exercise. Just 10. I will commit to that, build a streak on that, and be perfectly okay if that is all I do...because I just want to be consistent and deliberate about it!
I also want to focus more on consuming 5 servings of freggies per day. Every single day. Any combination I choose, but I need to figure out a way to get those 5 servings in daily.
I need to continue to drink a minimum of 64 ounces of water per day. That is filling my water bottle 3 times a day.
I am also going to work towards a CONSISTENT time to go to sleep. My sleep suffers in the most horrible way, which makes my whole day suffer too. Then workouts suffer, eating suffers, everything suffers. My goal...to just go to bed at the same time each night. And not a late one either. :-)
These four things combined are easily attainable to do together, as they aren't so overwhelming that they won't cause burnout. They are also a wonderful piece of groundwork, that if all four things are happening at the same time, I guarantee that I am feeling THAT much better to try and do other things on top of it! Without having to 'force' myself into it!
The main thing I need to focus on is being CONSISTENT and DELIBERATE towards these specific things, and strive to meet them instead of just giving them lip service.
I am going to take a new approach to my health and fitness, and that is that I'm not going to go all gung-ho to finish everything in one week, or one month. I am going to focus hard on just building small things into bigger and bigger ones. By focusing on being consistent on the small things, the easier it will be to achieve the bigger ones!
Here's to being SMART in 2014!