5 Tips On Setting SMART Goals

Updated: Apr 3, 2019

January is the busiest time of year for the weight-loss industry. Nearly everybody is starting a new diet or workout program as a New Years resolution. While in spirit this seems great, the reality of it is that most people will ditch their health goals within 3 weeks of beginning. So how in the world do you overcome this? By setting SMART New Year’s resolutions. SMART is an acronym that stands for:

1. Specific

The resolution should be as specific as possible. The more specific we are, the more likely we are to act. So rather than saying, “In 2019 I am going to exercise more.” Tell your self, “In 2019 I am going to walk 10,000 steps a day and journal my food 5 times a week.” This is a much more specific goal than before.

2. Measurable