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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 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!

~ Christa
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    I TOTALLY agree that being consistent and deliberate will be the most important part of achieving ANY goal. Slow and steady wins the race!

    I always used to "give up" if I couldn't lose 10 pounds per month. Well geez, now it's a good month if I lose 5. But after a year of REAL CHANGE, 5 pounds a month is 60 pounds, and that's AWESOME. You can do this girl!
    2740 days ago
    Your goals are reasonable, do-able and great steps toward the health you so deserve. Well done, Christa.

    And thank you for stopping by the PP page to give a shout out. You already know I think you're the best, but here's a quick reminder.

    You. are. a. TERRIFIC. person!
    2740 days ago
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    those 4 goals are very doable and attainable! you WILL succeed if you start SMART! here's to a good voyage! Marla
    2740 days ago
    Those are great goals Christa!!!! Very attainable! I wish you success in your journey!
    2740 days ago
    I love it! I do believe in baby-steps. They turn into gigantic ones over time. Way to go!
    2741 days ago
  • TLB1630
    yes YES emoticon --- Just 10 minutes emoticon will make it all come together. Take it from one who has always had problems with the "E" word, but I can say "activity".. Oh and I emoticon emoticon emoticon my emoticon . It's a really great gadget and it's so much fun to have as a buddy...never failed me yet.... emoticon
    2741 days ago
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