I read an article in the newspaper the other day about how “healthy living” shouldn’t be someone’s fitness goal. The article argued that to have a goal that is “to live healthier” is too broad and isn’t going to get you anywhere.
While I disagreed with the article initially (and still do) I now see more of its merits. When I was in school, we were taught all about SMART goals. I’m sure you’ve all heard of them before, but in case your education system is the one that doesn’t talk about goal setting like this… here is the summary of what smart goals is all about.
While I believe the goal of healthy living is a good overall goal to have, it can’t be the ONLY goal. It can be the end goal, the one you’re always chasing. But it can’t be your day to day goal.
In one of the comments I got on yesterday’s post a very smart woman I happen to know (and love) in real life suggested I make a six week commitment. So I’m going to. Yesterday I marched myself over to the yoga studio by my work to get myself a 30 day pass for 40.00. Most yoga studios have a newcomers pass and I’m really glad this one did. I’m now going to go to YYoga. It’s right by my work and train station so before or after work I can easily attend a class. And I work at least twice a week. So I’m going to go twice a week.
My Six Week Commitment
1. Make coffee at home sans dairy
2. Yoga 2x a week
3. Start running again
Easy peasy pudding and pie when you put it into a six week perspective, isn’t it?
What’s your six week commitment? Make one and share it with me!