As I mentioned in an earlier post, SMART goals are used by businesses and many professionals in achieving whatever goal they have set for themselves. SMART can be used for any goal ranging from fitness to business, and it works well for your accomplishments. Today, I wanted to focus on something very specific for a post to you but also because that is the first thing you have to do when setting SMART goals. Without further ado, a SMART goal is this:
- Specific – goals are very specific and include detail of what, why, and how the goal should be accomplished.
- Measurable – goals should have tangible evidence of how to tell whether you’ve completed them or not.
- Achievable – the goals should be very possible and not impossible. If a goal is impossible it is likely to only discourage someone. If the goal is obtainable then the person achieving the goal may feel very proud of themselves once they finish.
- Results focused – there should be a clear explanation for why you’re completing the goal. Also, there should be a definite result from completing this goal that can impact you or your work.
- Time bound – there should be a set date for when you need to complete this goal. Your goal should have some urgency involved to its completion.
And today I want to talk about eating healthier to become a healthier, happier version of yourself!
become a healthier, happier version of yourself!
I don’t often hold the idea that you “are what you eat” in a physical sense but I do believe that if you eat awful food all the time you will feel a lot worse than if you eat clean. With that being said, it’s best to set these SMART goals now so you can enjoy the benefits of clean eating as soon as possible.
First, you will want to map it out like I did above…I will do this again in actual terms of eating healthier and some of you who enjoy fast food will be able to use my SMART goal to become healthier.
Goal: No longer eat fast food and no delivery.
- Specific – Begin avoiding fast food restaurants and delivery places like domino’s in order to lose weight and feel better
- Measurable – Each day you should be able to say that you didn’t eat out anywhere. If by the end of each week your number of fast food trips is going down until it is eventually zero, you are doing great! Good job!
- Achievable – Absolutely achievable. People give up fast food all the time. If you want to make sure you can give it up without relapsing, try to replace the fast food with some other kind of healthier option that you enjoy. If you’d normally buy a cinnabon delight pack at Taco Bell, buy some strawberries at the grocery store. If you’d normally buy a pizza, buy a chicken breast at the grocery store and put any kind of seasonings on it that you would like!
- Results Focused – You are striving to achieve this goal because avoiding fast food will make you healthier, and will also make weight loss easier. After a few months of clean eating, you should feel incredible! You should feel like a million bucks in comparison to how you feel eating out!
- Time Bound – For the purpose of this goal, you don’t want to set a specific time frame to be “done” with the goal as you would with some of your other projects. For this, once a month look back at how you are doing by avoiding fast food and eating out, and try to continue in the right direction!
I encourage you to set SMART goals for yourself and achieve them! You may not struggle with the example I listed above, but you can always find a new SMART goal to create that could help you boost your success rate by 100%!