Hands up those of you who start every new year with a long list of health and fitness resolutions you’re determined to uphold? Now keep your hand up if you get to March and realize you’ve fallen off the bandwagon? FYI – our hands are up too. Our point is, that you don’t need a new year to set new goals… so to prove it, we thought it was time for a mid-year goal check-in.
Our goals are as unique as we are, so whether it’s fitting back into your favorite pair of jeans, getting bikini confident or simply challenging yourself to commit to something new, think about what you really want to achieve, because having a clear goal will help you stay motivated and on track.
Having this overarching goal in the forefront of your mind will help hold you accountable and pull you out of bed on those mornings you just don’t want to get up, it will stop you from ordering that burger and fries when you really want them and it will help you stay on track when you feel like giving up.
Once you decide on your goal, make sure it’s smart, specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely.
Put your goal to the smart test and stack it up against the criteria below to increase your chances of achieving it!
Goals that are too vague are hard to achieve… think: who, what, when, where, why?
If you can’t quantify the goal, how do you know when you’ve achieved it?
Can you break it down into smaller, more manageable steps?
It it possible for you to actually achieve it?
Remember, a goal without a deadline is just a dream.
So if you want to lose weight, don’t generalize and say “I want to lose weight”… where’s the accountability? Set a smart goal, reframe the situation and try saying “I want to lose 4 pounds in 8 weeks”.