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So how are your New Year’s Resolutions looking so far?

The last letter in our SMART goal setting to help achieve your New Year's Resolutions (and any resolutions or goals you may have made since then) is T.

T is for Timeframe
Okay, so for New Year resolutions it's obviously going to be 31 December 2013

S Give each of your Specific goals a due date
M Making each Specific goal Measurable means that you’ll probably have broken it down into more manageable chunks. So, eating 2 pieces of fruit a day was achievable in the first week. That’s now ongoing
A Walking for 30 minutes a day every day may require some chunking to make it Achievable.
You may decide to walk 5 minutes a day for the first month, then increase it to 10 minutes a day for the second month, building up 5 minutes each month: by the sixth month you’ll be walking 30 minutes a day, then that goal becomes ongoing 
R If your specific goal is to lose excess body fat by eating less and exercising more (ELEM) a Realistic goal is to lose between 250g-500g a week, so set monthly goals of say 1.5kg until you reach your goal weight
T The Timeframe for each Specific goal will have milestones along the way to help Measure your progress, make your goal Achievable and Realistic

Have you used SMART for this year’s New Year’s Resolutions.
At each milestone, revisit your goals; they may have changed


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