A SMART goal is specific, measurable, and realistic. Look at the difference between a vague goal and a SMART goal:
A SMART goal declares exactly what it is you will achieve. There is no room to guess or justify whether or not you’ve achieved it.
Weight loss is the result of your actions; therefore it’s important to set goals based on your actions.
The only way to permanently change your weight is to permanently change your actions or behavior. Our approach to weight loss.
You will only achieve a goal if it’s realistic in the first place. If a goal is unrealistic, chances are you won’t achieve it and will only feel disappointed in yourself.
Without a deadline, there is no sense of urgency to achieve your goal. You can easily say “I’ll do it tomorrow”.
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FitnessforWeightLoss.com was created by Stephanie Averkamp, a recognized health and fitness professional and sole-author of the content on this website. Stephanie's approach to weight loss emphasizes making small, realistic, and permanent lifestyle changes. Read more...
Our Approach: Short-term solutions (like dieting) are unrealistic and ineffective because at some point they end. As soon as a diet or program ends, so do the results. Permanent weight loss is a journey; it's not a race or competition and there is no finish line. Read more...