Want Better Health & Fitness? Set SMART Goals.
In my last two posts, I told you all about how to use a vision board to define the true health and fitness outcomes you want to achieve and then revealed that vision boards mean nothing unless you create a concrete action plan to achieve your desired outcomes.
Your homework was to do your research, finding out exactly what steps others have taken to achieve your desired outcome (or something similar). Did you do it? Are you ready to make your own plan of action?
In order to do it right, you’ll need to set SMART goals. What are SMART goals? They are concrete action items that are:
S = Specific
M = Measurable
A = Actionable
R = Realistic
T = Timed
It’s crucial to write yourself a set of SMART goals when creating the action plan that will lead you to obtain your ultimate health and wellness vision. If one of your action goals is measurable and time-sensitive, but it’s not realistic given your current life circumstances, then you won’t achieve the goal. To be effective, all of your action items should accurately reflect all five qualities spelled out above.
As a skilled wellness coach, I make sure all of my clients write the SMARTest action goals possible so they get on the path to their dreams as efficiently as possible. I offered some of my favorite examples of health and fitness SMART goals on the Facebook page for SaraHauber.com early last year. Check them out to make sure you’re on the right track while writing yours.
Then, go out and start knocking down those goals on the way to embodying your true vision of wellness!