All tagged SMART goals

At the Bottom of the Yo-yo, looking for My Mojo

Resolving to change a behavior is often compared to flipping on a switch. You start with a lot of motivation and the best intentions. You succeed for a while. Then temptation. Frustration. Boredom. A nibble here, an extra meal there. A skipped workout, an extra rest day, a half-hearted run. 


Resolution Tools for Lasting Change

The resolutions list: It makes us feel great to make a list of all the things we want to improve about ourselves. We feel confident and empowered. The usual outcome: Those feel-good lists create unrealistic or vague expectations that we can't possibly achieve. 

Flip Your Focus for Lasting Change

The quote "what the mind believes the body achieves" is a popular internet meme. It's a great motivator, but what's missing is the path to healthy beliefs. The path does NOT start with these negative beliefs:

SMART Goals, SMART Results

Most of us tend to overreach just a bit when we set  goals. I want to lose 50 pounds by the time school starts (4 weeks away); I want to run the Portland Marathon this year (I can barely do a 5K, and the marathon is 3 months away)...

Three Lessons To Keep Going

For every time in my life that I've lost weight, I can remember the exact moment when the "switch flipped" and I was motivated to lose 30, 40, 50 or more pounds. I can also remember...