To set a specific goal it is a good idea to know where you’ve been, where you are at, and where you’re going. You need to know your starting point so you can measure your progress. Setting goals is a powerful way to discover your strengths. Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals and putting them in writing will help you keep your focus. Share your goals with others, ask for support and encouragement and keep your goals where you can see them daily.
S-specific- Be very clear about what you want to accomplish.
M measureable- Set a goal that you can compare to when you started such as body weight, BMI, measurements, how much weight can you lift, running/walking speed.
A-attainable- choose a goal that has identifiable steps to take. It should challenge you but be achievable
R-realistic- be sure to set a goal within possibility (lose six pounds in a month)
T-timely- set a target date for short term and long term goals