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Monday, January 1, 2018

Setting S.M.A.R.T Goals

One of the best ways to help get yourself set on the right track for the new year is to set yourself some goals. More specifically you should try and set yourself some SMART goals. Now this may sound a tad cheesy, but this acronym is a good way to really get your mind focused in on what it is you are trying to achieve.


S: Specific (simple, sensible & significant)

M: Measurable (meaningful, motivating)

A: Achievable (attainable)

R: Realistic (reasonable, relevant)

T: Time Based (time limited, time sensitive


So for example, maybe your goal is to start going to the gym regularly.

Be Specific: I will attend the gym 3 times per week in the month of January.

How Is it Measurable: I will pick 3 days in the week ahead of time and record them on a calendar.

Is it Achievable: Starting with 3 days a week will help me ease myself into the training process.

Is it Realistic: Going to the gym will keep me focused versus working out at home where I forget.

Time Based: I will attend the gym 3 times per week in the month of January before updating my fitness goals.

It may seem like a tedious process but it is a great way to see where you actually stand in terms of actually taking on life changes. areas of your life. Give it a shot, use the next column to come up with one of your own smart goals for the 2018 year.


S: Remember to be specific.


M: Can you measure it somehow?


A: Is this goal achievable with a little effort?


R: Is this goal Realistic, is it too far fetch for your time frame?


T: Is this goal achievable in the Time frame you have given yourself?


This style of goal setting can be applied to all aspects of life, whether it be a financial goal, a relationship goal, a health goal, or a career goal. It is also a great way to check in on how you are doing as you progress through your year. Start focused and you’re much more likely to stay focused.


-Candace & Cortney

Authored by
Candace Sayler

As the owner of GetFit, she carries a vast array of interests from sports and athletics, Olympic lifting, to kickboxing. Each year she attends seminars, conferences and takes courses to keep up-to-date with current research and techniques in the field of health and fitness and this year she is planning on doing her first sprint triathlon. Being healthy and staying active is a lifestyle choice. “Health and fitness is an investment in oneself. It is my goal to help clients become fit in a healthy, fun, natural way.”

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