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Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

2 Jan

It’s the first Workout/Wellness Wednesday of the New Year!


We all have resolutions we make, whether we stick to them or not. The trick to sticking to our resolutions is following the S.M.A.R.T. rule:

  1. Specific
  2. Measureable
  3. Attainable
  4. Realistic/Relevant
  5. Time

These can be applied to any type of goal you wish to achieve; let’s take my “I want to floss more in 2013” (and when I say more, I’m really meaning I want to start!) goal and apply it to the S.M.A.R.T. principles to give you an example:

Specific- I want to floss every morning while I’m watching Good Morning America and getting ready for the day.

Measurable- I’ll buy floss picks (how easy can I make this!) and, depending on how many come in a pack (~90), I’ll get through half of the pack in 1 month. I plan to finish the pack in 2 months!

Attainable- every time I go to the dentist, he always asks if I floss; I always answer “no”. He then explains why flossing is so important (reduces the number of bacteria, fresher breath, and decreases my chance for gingivitis) and highly recommends I start. I want to do this not only for my dentist to quit yelling at me but also for me to involve myself in something non-fitness related.

Realistic- I know that some mornings will be easier than others (when I teach at 6am or if I’m hungover out late the night before) but I plan to keep some flossies in my bag at all times; I’ll whip those babies out with pride.

Time- I want flossing to become a habit, everyday, by March 1, 2013.


Piece of cake, right? This isn’t rocket science; try this technique with your 2013 New Years Resolutions and don’t be one of the 24% who never achieves their goal(s)!

Supporting a Great Cause!

26 Apr

Happy Hump day all!

Things are still chaotic around here; it’s “dead week”, which should really be termed “death week” because every project, paper, last minute assignments, and my sanity are due! After this week, I will officially be done with my undergraduate career at NC State! Finals start next week, so blogging will be put on a mini-hiatus again :/.

 My lovely friend and former mentee, Jess, is the president and founder of Headbands of Hope, which kicks off today! Their mission:

“To fund research for childhood cancer and spread hope in all girls, one at a time” (source)

For every headband purchased, one is given to a girl with cancer and $1 is donated to St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund life-saving childhood cancer research. Not only are all of the headbands $14.99 (excluding tax and shipping), but also insanely cute and stylish! What better way to raise awareness for such a great cause than doing it in style?

Also, the Work It Out tab has been updated! You can now find my favorite and most popular workout posts listed on the front page. Exercising can’t get any easier!