Make your goals count, be SMART!

SMART Goals
Make your goals count!

When you’re making your New Years Resolutions (and we all do at this time of year), make sure that you break your goals down into achievable sizes! I’m forever making a list of things that i need/want to do, only to fall down at the first hurdle because my goals are too big or too vague!

Most people fall off of the resolution wagon after a week, if you follow these guidelines, you have more chance of staying on track!

  • Specific – What do you want to achieve?
  • Meaningful/Measurable – Why is this goal important?
  • Achievable – What steps will you need to take?
  • Realistic – How do you know you can achieve it?
  • Timed – When do you want to achieve this?

Write your goals down, using the information above (the poster is more detailed). Don’t choose too many but try and be as clear as possible when you’re writing them.

If you want to lose weight, then set a couple of ‘sub goals’ such as ‘I’m going to join a new exercise class on a Tuesday evening’ and ‘I’m going to keep a food diary’. Both of those sub goals will contribute to your big goal and are far more achievable.

Once your list is finished, keep it list somewhere where you can access it easily – Save it on your desktop, print it off and stick it on your wall, whatever works for you!

If you need some help with accountability, then post your goals in our Facebook group or share them with a friend and we’ll work on them together!

Click here to access our Facebook Group!

Lets do this together, get those goals written down before the 31st December and lets make a real go of getting these goals set and smashed!

Who’s with me?!

Mel Carpenter

I’m Mel C aka The Health Carpenter – I have over 25 years teaching experience in the Dance, Fitness and Martial Arts Industry. I run a successful Dance and Fitness business and I also coach/mentor several Dance & Fitness Instructors, both online and Face-to-Face. I am a normal person just like you – I’ve faced my own weight loss demons and have battled just like you with cravings and lack of enthusiasm. I have two children so I know what its like to have a completely different body shape and feel frustrated! But I’ve also lost that weight, twice and have helped many others to do the same! You’ll see the kinds of things I do through this blog and I’ll also be providing tips on various things such as exercise, recipes, the right kind of attire to wear at class, the topics are endless! You can also ask me a question and I’ll do my best to answer it for you! www.cardiocentral.co.uk

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