Is your goal to get healthy this year? Perhaps you’re obese or overweight, and you’re planning to drop a dress size? If you’re struggling to lose weight, you may like to contact Dr. Rohit Suri at the Nova Physician Wellness Centre. Dr. Suri can carry out a medical examination to see if you have any underlying health conditions which may be causing you to have issues with your weight. He can then help by offering you nutritional advice and creating a tailor-made exercise plan which is perfect for your fitness level and body type.
The goals you set for yourself need to be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound. This article will help you to set smart goals to help you lose weight and become healthier. Let’s look at each of these in more detail.
It is important to set specific goals so that you know what you are aiming for and what you are working towards. What exactly do you want to achieve?
How much weight do you want to lose?
Find a way of measuring your goals. How will you know when you have achieved them? If your goal is to get fitter, how will you measure this? How much weight do you need to lose? How will you know when you are fit? E.g., the goal could be to be able to run a 10-mile race.
The goal needs to be challenging enough to keep you motivated and excited about achieving it. However, it also needs to be something that you believe you can achieve. You probably won’t believe that you’ll be able to run 10 miles by the end of next week if you’ve never run before.
While it’s important to set realistic goals, I think it’s also good to set goals that will be a bit challenging. These could be goals that help you learn a new skill that you find tricky or that will get you out of your comfort zone.
However, being realistic about what your skills and experiences are and what you can achieve is essential; otherwise, you are just setting yourself up for failure.
Give each of your goals a time frame for when you want to achieve them. I have found this to be a beneficial practice. Do you want to spend a year achieving a big dream or set smaller goals which you will be able to accomplish in a month?
You may also like to write down what you would like to achieve in 1, 3, and 5 years. As your health and fitness improve, you will get closer to achieving the goals that you wrote in your five year vision.
For example, you might have written that in five years, you will run a marathon. This takes dedication and training, so you might have written in your one year plan that you will go to the gym and run every day, and at the end of the year, you will be able to take part in a 10 mile run for charity. Taking these actions has helped you move towards your goal of being able to run a marathon in five years.
Examples of SMART Goals
I’ll commit to 30 minutes of yoga a day.
I will go to the gym twice a week.
I will walk around the park three times a week.
I will cycle everywhere instead of taking the bus on days when the weather is good.