Set SPECIFIC goals.
Clearly state specifically what you want to achieve – what, when and where it is to be achieved.
Set MEASURABLE goals.
Figure out how you can track your goals. Do you need to count calories, weigh yourself weekly, count number of minutes exercising?
Set ATTAINABLE goals.
Your overall goal may be to lose 100 lbs. or to run a marathon, but you need to start with small, realistically achievable goals, such as lose 2 lbs. per week, or work out 20 minutes 3 times this week.
Set RELEVANT goals.
Make a list of why this goal is important to YOU. Figuring out what your reasons and motivations are for making these changes can help you stick to them.
Set TIMELY goals.
Put a time frame to your goal. I will achieve _______ by this date ______.