As stated earlier this week, there is going to be way too much information to cover in one (digestible) blog entry. So, continuing on in the world of fat loss 90 day challenge, today is about being S.M.A.R.T. with your goals. These steps would be part of the "Make a Plan" step in the success formula I mentioned in my last entry.
S.M.A.R.T. Goals are mirco steps for fulfilling the overall goal. The acronym stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-based goals. When creating your plan, you will create smaller goals to achieve the overall purpose. Here is a walk through example for writing S.M.A.R.T. Goals.
Specific - State specifically what you want.
Measurable - How will you demonstrate and evaluate the extent in which the goal has been met.
Achievable - Stretch & challenging goals within your ability to achieve the outcome.
Relevant - How does the goal align with your overall objective?
Time-Bound - Set 1 or more target dates. The “by when” is to guide your goal to successful and timely completion (including deadlines, dates, & frequency)
2. Outline - Let's use the current theme as an example. Weight Loss.
The Broad Goal: I want to lose fat/weight and inspire others to do the same.
Specific: I will lose weight through exercise, wiser nutritional choices, more rest, and stress management techniques.
Measurable: I will begin a 90 day focused fat loss program and aim to have a total of 15lbs and 2-3 inches off my waistline within this time frame.
Achievable: I will set up my plan first. Then, I will assemble all materials needed to achieve the goal. Primarily, this will be produce on a weekly basis. Then I will be consistent with small frequent meals along with regular weekly bouts of exercise at the rate of 3-6 times. Finally, I will update my progress and inspire others to do so through blogging, word of mouth, along with local/social networking.
Relevant: Losing fat/weight will allow me to be healthier, demonstrate authentic results from realistic work ability, and teach others how to do the same.
Time-Based: My challenge will be in 3 months (90 days) in length.
3. Write the Overall Goal Summary (using your S.M.A.R.T. goals)
Within a 90 days, I am going to lose fat/weight, which will allow me to be healthier, demonstrate authentic results from realistic work ability, and teach others how to do the same. Within those 90 days, I will be consistent with small frequent meals along with regular weekly bouts of exercise at the rate of 3-6 times. More rest and stress management techniques will also be utilized to create the end goals of 15 overall pounds lost and 2-3 inches off my waistline. Finally, I will update my progress attaining these goals while inspire others to do so through blogging, word of mouth, along with local/social networking.
"The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move." -John Wooden