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It’s that time of year…..Everyone is setting GOALS.

Resolutions, new beginnings, etc. This is a common topic around this time of year. Do you have fitness/nutrition goals for 2017? Are they SPECIFIC?

smartgoalIf so I want to encourage you all to set SMART goals. SMART…specific, measurable (or meaningful), attainable, realistic and time bound. This applies to fitness/nutrition and pretty much anything else.

For example – a lot of people have the goal to “lose weight”. What does this mean? 20lbs? 50lbs? 5lbs? Instead of saying “lose weight” how about something more specific. 20lbs by July 2017. Okay, so let’s break that down even more. To get down 20lbs by July safely, you’d need to lose about 3.5 pounds per month.

Ok so now we have the goal of 3.5 pounds per month. How are you going to do that? Let’s set goals to hit to make that happen.

Gym goals examples:
– Go to the gym 3 days per week for 4 weeks (month 1).
– Go to the gym 4-5 days per week for 4 weeks (month 2).
MAKE THIS THE BIGGEST PRIORITY EVEN IF THAT MEANS WAKING UP AT 0500 TO MAKE THE AWFULLY EARLY 0530 CLASS.

Nutrition goals examples:
– Food prep twice per week (Sunday and Wednesday).
– Eat out only once per week
– Plan out how you can have a “treat” or something you love to fit it into your week and still stay on track.

These are just a couple of examples and of course need to be tailored to you. If you’re eating out more than 5x/week right now, maybe a more realistic goal for YOU right NOW is to have a goal of eating out 2-3x/week instead of just 1.

I know this is a long post but thought it may be helpful! I know it’s January 1 but that is just a date in the calendar. It’s never to late to start!!! And The Cove Nutrition Challenge is just around the corner (shameless plug lol)

This is even longer but Tony Robbins has a new YouTube about setting goals. Check it out when you have time: