SMART Goals

Happy NEW week! So glorious to be able to start fresh, eh?

My weekend was relaxing, fun, and delicious! I ate really yummy foods…..

fro yo baby

I am a person who loves variety—especially when it comes to a favorite dessert of mine, FRO YO. My cup had pomegranate/raspberry, french vanilla, and chocolate mint, with toppings of mango, caramel, and chocolate chips. How that stuff tastes so delicious and yet is nonfat is really beyond me. Oh yeah, the sugar 😉

salad & sandwich

I <3 Panera (this salad was topped with their famous Poppyseed dressing, which I enjoyed-duh!). I also love eating Panera with great friends!

On Saturday evening we watched part of our alma mater’s skills on the field (and so close to winning it! Awww Cougs!). As I sat there slightly dumbfounded (I will never understand the game of football and why it is such an amazing game, but I do appreciate a fun evening with my husband), I thought about how we ALL have goals. These guys’ goal is to score touchdowns and win.

go Cougars!

Each of us have goals too! It is just important to keep them SMART.

S.M.A.R.T. Goals

  • S: Specific
  • M: Measurable
  • A: Action-oriented
  • R: Realistic
  • T: Time-sensitive

Did you know that we can make goals during the year, and not just on January 1st?! 😉

While teaching BodyPUMP I try to always remind the members that they are there to meet their goals, whatever they may be. Goals are important because they can give us direction, they can help us design plans (to meet them), and they can help to keep us accountable.

But if a goal is WAY off, unattainable, and really vague, say goodbye to any type of action plan!

For example, the goal: “I think I will lose 50 pounds” is not going to be met. Ever.

However, the goal: “I will lose 50 pounds by June 1, 2012” has a WAY higher chance of being successful.

Action steps to meet that goal then follow, and each small step toward a goal IS important. Celebrating small steps is important to stay accountable, keep the mojo, and maintain the eye on the prize.

Well, I am off to go PUMP up some people 😉 Have a good one!

Have YOU tried to make goals using the SMART format?? Do YOU understand football in the slightest??

 

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Comments

  1. It is really not fair for me to be looking at that pictures of fro-yo this early in the morning!

  2. That fro-yo looks sooo good! I could eat it for breakfast haha. I think my stomach will thank me though if I wait until a bit later in the day for that. Sounds like you had a fun weekend.

  3. Hey Annette! Just found your blog and have been poking around, really loving it!

    And I also recently discovered Panera and enjoyed that same salad this weekend – it is my FAVORITE!

  4. caroline says:

    Watching football is sooo not my thing. And your panera lunch made me weak with jealously.

    • It CAN be fun with a husband who knows what is going on. But I am always doing something else too–or else, yes, it feels like a total waste of time for me.

      Want to come over and have some Panera with me?!! :)

  5. We use SMART goals at school for kiddos! How funny! PS: Lunch was AWESOME!!!

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