07 Jan New Year’s Resolution Check-In or Check-Out….
We are in the 3rd week of January! Did you beat the statistic???? Here is a recap:
Many fall off the “Resolution” wagon before January 12th! This is due primarily to two reasons: 1) sheer dependence on “Will Power“, which never leads to permanent change and 2) setting unrealistic goals/expectations.
Hopefully NOT, if you set S.M.A.R.T Goals! Here is another recap:
S.M.A.R.T. Goals vs New Year’s Resolutions
So are are S.M.A.R.T. goals?
An acronym for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant
AND time-based. Realistic goals are detailed and addresses the
who/what/when/where and how.
Typical goal: I will start eating fruit every day
S.M.A.R.T. goal: I will eat one piece of fruit at breakfast three times this week
Typical goal: I will stop eating out so much for lunch
S.M.A.R.T. goal: I will pack my lunch two times this week instead of eating out
Typical goal: I will lose 30 pounds in the New Year
S.M.A.R.T. goal: I will lose 1-2 pounds per week in the next 6 months by following the recommendations of my Registered Dietitian and tracking my weight weekly.
Share Your Progress
I would love to hear any forward steps you’ve made in achieving one of your SMART goals over this past week. Reply to SandraYourRDN@ActionChoices.com
Stay tuned for further info on my upcoming ‘Group Course’ that will provide the support and tools needed to finally achieve your weight loss and health goals!