Succeed at Your 2012 Goals!

Did you know 85% of New Year’s Resolutions fail? That means if you were in aroom of 100 people who resolved to quit smoking only 15 will actually do it. Would you like to be one of the 15? Keep reading for Specifics on how to succeed at your 2012 goals!

Specific Goals!

“I’m going to lose weight this year,” isn’t a specific goal. I’m going to lose 2 pounds each week is specific, attainable and measurable in a short period of time. When goals are Specific benchmarks are easy to make and achieve. Don’t make goals that aren’t well thought out!

Specific Plan!

How will you lose the weight? I’m going to start going to the gym isn’t a specific plan. Being vague allows room for putting it off and completely failing. Remember when you said this last year? You went and paid for the membership but never actually went after the first week. You must be Specific and the first step must be taken TODAY! If you write a goal and don’t make a step toward accomplishing that goal immediately after, you probably don’t mean it. If this means going for a walk or run right now, you need to do it. You have to prove to yourself that you are serious about your goal.

Specific Records!

Do not lie to yourself, your friends, or your family! Keep a very specific food and exercise journal. Your journal will serve a few purposes. It will be a record of your successes and failures. It will be a reference that will help you make adjustments after weigh ins. It will also be another source of accountability. Be sure to revisit past entries in your journal and make necessary improvements to your diet and exercise regimen!

What are your 2012 goals and what are your plans to succeed?


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  1. kim lindsey says:

    I’m going to do my best by helping my husband lose weight(about 80 pounds) in maybe six-nine months. I’m a horrible saboteur because, I’m a cardio nut and overall fitness enthusiast I’m fit and cheat more than I should, which also seems to sabotage his goals, so not going to do that this time.
    We’re going to eat clean and if I’m going to cheat, i’ll do it w/girlfriends, less often than I normally do. For me I’m working on flexibility for my pole fitness, so stretching a least three times per week and pole WOs at least twice a week added to my regular fitness regimen, which aides in my strength training. That’s about it. I’m usually not one for resolutions, but for me these are more lifestyle type changes.

  2. Jeanne says:

    I will work on maintaining my healthy eating on the weekends, since that is a big downfall of mine. I will continue to try and increase my fitness level by working out harder and differently, incorporating more of my least favorite moves (pushups, mountain climbers). I will definitely maintain my weight.

  3. Jo says:

    I have based my goal on the smarties concept: My fitness goal is to lose a minimum of 3 kg’s per month until I hit 65kg’s. to achieve this I am attending group fitness classes: body pump, body step, body combat, body balance and swimming 4 days of the week. on my days off from the gym I will be walking the dog. my eating plan will consist 80% of things you can grow, catch, pick (natural form) and 20% treats. I am going to try the eating plan in 2 different ways first I will eat only natural foods 6 days of the week with a designated free day. If this proves difficult I will eat natural foods all day except for one treat ie a glass of wine or a muffin etc for dessert:) I will be using my fitness pal to record all my food and exercise with regular weigh ins (fortnightly) and will be taking measurements (weekly). I am looking forward to having more energy, faster recovery from illness and looking and feeling fantastic:)

  4. rose phillips says:

    just wanted to say i love following yall on facebook and i think i will also love following yall here…..

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