Goal Setting Tips from Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy

Posted: January 17, 2015 in Uncategorized
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For the month of January, set some health goals and try kickboxing, karate & fitness with the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy.  10 weeks for $200!  Unlimited classes for all ages.  Call for details.  561-926-1846  www.brkka.com

SMART:
Specific
Measurable
Accountable
Realistic
Timeframe

Here’s how I used SMART goal setting that helped me lose some weight.  A goal needs to be as specific as possible so you can work toward it and achieve it. “Lose weight” as a goal was vague and easily ignored without details.. I needed to answer specifics – why lose the weight, how much, when and how soon.

With extra weight I was tired, unhappy and nothing fit! I wanted to feel good again and wear some of my favorite clothes! Now this is getting specific….

I tracked my daily intake and exercise by using MyFitnessPal.com – an online food and exercise journal that kept me accountable and watching my progress as I continued. It was measurable and gave me easy access to calorie counts, etc.   I also made sure my goal was realistic.  Too much or too soon only would lead to failure and disappointment.  Progress had to keep being made, but it had to happen slow enough to make it lasting.  I get discouraged easily  and losing weight has become increasingly harder over the years.  This is also why I enlisted a friend with a similar goal.  He kept me accountable and is an encouraging force to keep me moving in the right direction.
I gave myself a timeframe to hit specific milestones as well as a final number date.
Once I got going on losing the weight and making some mini-goal dates, it got easier to keep going to my ultimate goal weight.

The changes were in diet and lifestyle.  They became a way of life and not just a diet.  That’s the real goal – to be happy, healthy and wear all my favorite clothing again!  Be SMART for 2015! 

For the month of January, set some health goals and try kickboxing, karate & fitness with the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy.  10 weeks for $200!  Unlimited classes for all ages.  Call for details.  561-926-1846  www.brkka.com

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