A smart goal will help you focus in on specific details that you want to obtain. Instead of “lose weight” it would be “lose 5 lbs in 1 month”. See how that shifted? Instead of the vagueness of lose weight, you now have a specific amount, in a specific amount of time, and its realistic. You can measure it with the scale and 5lbs in one month is attainable, healthy and safe.
My example of my Smart Goal: to gain 1″ of muscle in my butt in one month. This is me making the active choice to focus on eating calories in a surplus to put on muscle mass, as well as shifting my weight training to a lower rep and higher weight set up to allow for muscle growth.
You can set multiple SMART goals to align with the different areas you are looking to focus on. Maybe have one for fitness goals and one more eating habits. A SMART eating habit goal would look something like this: I will increase my fruits and vegetable servings by 2 each day for the next month. I will log my food and eat my calorie goal daily for the next month.
When you set goals this way, and have the measurements and photos to support your changes, you will see and feel the results a lot faster. It brings the accountability level up a notch and helps you track your progress on multiple fronts the entire way.
Best of luck to you on your venture! Comment with you SMART goal below so we can help encourage you along the journey.
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