Staying Motivated – Tip #11

Set SMART Goals.
Specific – “Run longer” isn’t enough. Setting a goal to run a designated distance by a certain date is Specific.
Measurable – Make the goal something that you can track, such as resistance increase when lifting weights.  (eg: tracking the weight you lift each time you do the same exercise to see the weight increase)
Attainable – Make sure you set goals in which you can feasibly succeed.
Realistic – Losing weight is a tricky one 1-2lbs lost a week is the safe and maintainable rate of weight loss.  Don’t set your goals too high, as that will lead to feelings of failure.
Timely – give yourself an end date.  It will keep you focused in on reaching that goal.

…and keep track!