Tag: SMART

Continue working on setting goals not resolutions.

New Year’s resolutions don’t work, get this:

 

  • 25% of people abandon their New Year’s resolutions after one week.
  • 60% of people abandon them within six months. (The average person makes the same New Year’s resolution ten separate times without success.)
  • Only 5 percent of those who lose weight on a diet keep it off; 95% regain it and a significant percentage gain back more than they originally lost.
  • Even after a heart attack, only 14 percent of patients make any lasting changes around eating or exercise.

 

But while New Year’s resolutions don’t work, goals do!  If you have not yet filled out your goal card at the Seattle Athletic Club perhaps you should think about doing it; studies have shown that goals that are written are more likely to be accomplished.

 

If you need some help completing your goals, just follow the SMART goal setting rules:

·         Specific: make a detail oriented goal.

·         Measurable: make sure the goal has an amount or time associated with it.

·         Attainable: make sure the goal can be realistically attained.

·         Reward Based: treat yourself to a present for completing your goal.

·         Time Based: make sure your goal has a realistic start and end date that gives you the best outcome.

The goals and time frame are entirely up to you. You may want to focus your long-term goals on improving a specific health condition or your goal may be to simply play tennis again. Your success depends on setting goals that are truly important to you—and possessing a strong desire to achieve them. Everyone is capable of achieving well-planned health and fitness goals. Making small, consistent changes often brings about lasting results. If you would like to discuss your 2015 goals with a personal trainer, please contact Fitness Director Jacob Galloway or find a trainer at a fitness desk and start a conversation with them.

 

For more information, please contact our Fitness Director, Jacob Galloway, at jgalloway@sacdt.com.

 

How are your New Year’s goals progressing?

It’s been 6 months since most of you made your New Year’s goals; now it is time to take a look at them again and see how you’re progressing.  For some of you this may mean that you make more goals because you have already accomplished your old ones others, it may mean reassessing your goals and how you are working toward attaining them.

 

Remember your goals should be SMART:

 

  • Specific – A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal. T
  • Measurable – Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set.
  • Attainable – When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure out ways you can make them come true.
  • Realistic – To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work.
  • Timely – A goal should be grounded within a time frame. With no time frame tied to it there’s no sense of urgency.

 

It is never too late to reassess your goals and to keep working on them!

 

For more information, please contact Fitness Director Jacob Galloway.