Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution with S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution with S.M.A.R.T. Goals


This article was originally posted in The River City New Wellness Wednesday Column

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Time to check-in and see how those New Year’s resolutions are coming.

For some, you are kicking butt and highly motivated. You are in the gym training with use of resistance and cardiovascular machines a few days a week or more. You are chugging water gulp for gulp. And for others, not so much. Either way, it is important to set goals that are smart so that you can continue to be successful or so that you can get back on board with this “New Year to a New You”.

The method I am about to introduce works whether your goal is in respect to fitness, nutrition, business, or life in general and is called S.M.A.R.T. Goal-Setting. The acronym stands for: specific, measurable, attainable (or achievable), realistic and time-oriented. Creating a S.M.A.R.T. goal is one of the keys to successfully achieving your New Year’s resolution.

Nonetheless, a S.M.A.R.T. goal must be an important enough goal to you that you will want to take the necessary actions to achieve it. Read further to see if your goal is a S.M.A.R.T. goal. If it is, you are well on your way to making this year your year. If not, you will be set after reading the below-mentioned suggestions.

Before you start reading, be sure to get out a notebook in order to create your S.M.A.R.T. goal.

 

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Joshua Reed
Joshua Reed is an Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is the owner of Reed’s Wellness and Fitness Training. He currently operates a small space in Ludlow, Kentucky and travels to see clients in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area. He offers both personal, online, and small group coaching from his location, the client’s home, and/or outdoors. He is a 2012 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Adult Fitness and Wellness Management. Joshua currently attends the University of Kentucky’s, where he is earning a Master’s degree in Biomechanics with a concentration in running mechanics and injury prevention.