Friday, January 4, 2013

SMART Goal Setting for New Years Resolutions

Need some help managing your New Years Resolutions?  Follow these tips and see what the Pacific Lipo family hopes to work on in 2013.

Believe it or not, the holiday season has flown by and 2013 is already here!  This is the time of year for people to make (not break!) their New Years Resolutions.  Weight loss and healthy eating are among some of the most popular goals that are made, however they can also be some of the hardest to maintain.  Here are some tips on how you can set your New Years Resolutions and follow through!

Set SMART goals this New Years.  

  • S = Specific
  • M = Measurable
  • A = Attainable
  • R = Realistic
  • T = Timely

    Be specific about your goals!  What exactly do you what to change and how are you going to do it?  Don't just say "eat healthy" - what exactly in your diet needs to change? How are you going to do it?


    Set goals that can be measured, that way it will be easier for you to manage and track your progress to see if you have followed through.


    Let's be real folks, make a resolution that you can attain!  It is easy to lose motivation when your resolution is out of reach.


    Your goals should be something that you can achieve, whether that is financial, physically, or mentally.  This goes hand-in-hand with setting Attainable goals.


    Your resolution should follow a time line.  Instead of saying "I want to lose 10 lbs this year" set a goal to lose 2 pounds each month.  Not only will it seem more attainable, but it will help you follow your resolution all year long!

    Here are some of the 2013 Resolutions from the Pacific Lipo Family.  Now that we have the basic idea down, we are going work on making these SMART resolutions!

    Try New Foods
    "I'm a sassy mama with a Hispanic background and I love my Mexican food, but I'm starting to realize that I'm missing out on a lot of other good stuff!  My goal for 2013 is to try new foods and expand my horizons.  Step 1: Sushi.  Reservations are set for Monday, here I come!" -Letty

    Focus on Toning - More Squats!
    "I work in an amazing office with amazing coworkers and clients.  I'm constantly talking with people on how to improve body image and I get some great tips myself!  I personally would like to work more on toning  my gluteus maximus, aka my booty!" -Stef

    Spend Less Time at Home and More Time Exploring New Places
    "Here I am living in one of the most beautiful parts of the country and I keep catching myself going to the same places and doing the same things.  This year I want to take advantage of my surroundings and improve my quality of life - I want to spend less time at home and more time exploring new places, especially outdoors.  Ever heard of Three Sisters Waterfalls? I'm checking it out next week!" -Becky


    This New Year is the perfect time to start a New You!  Check out Pacific Lipo's New Years Promotion to help you attain the New You that you're working so hard for...