March S.M.A.R.T.s

I swear the change in weather round these parts has been ordered by PricewaterhouseCoopers’ marketing department. I work near their office in Southbank and the minute the rain appears, the pavements become awash with PwC umbrellas. A plague of them. Unfortunately my exercise efforts aren’t capitalising on the cold change quite so effectively. Along with my recent emotional climate change, I’ve been letting my exercise slip badly. It’s been cold, grey, miserable and wet. Hardly conducive to cycling.

I figured, therefore, it was high time I set myself some goals.

Because of my tendency to be hard on myself – I expect way too much then beat myself up for failing - my goals must be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound. Gotta love those business cliche’s, you can tell it’s mid-year review time for me.

So – by the end of March I will:
  • drink 2 litres of water daily
  • exercise for 1 hour daily (all forms count, so today I had a 30 minute personal trainer session followed by a 15-20 minute walk to my client’s office and there’ll be another 15-20 minute walk back to my own office this arvo)
  • get 7-8 hours sleep every night
  • lose 3 kilos (1kg per week is attainable. I had a mind to get below 100kg by the end of March, but while that *might* be possible with super human effort, it’s not strictly in the realms of realistic and attainable goals and would have provided me with a spectacular excuse to feel like a failure)
It’s a start, there really isn’t anything too crazy or different in there. It’s essentially what I’m trying to do anyways but spelling it out should give me a new level of accountability.

You have my permission to pull me up on it if I don’t report back regularly with my results.


The Better Idiot said...

those all sound doable. I need to try and get more sleep too, but I never get round to it some how. Luckily my weekend is quite clear so I'll be taking advantage of that!

Anonymous said...

They're great goals! I'm with you - I need to pull myself into line a bit too. Hopefully the weather will be nice-ish over the weekend so you can get out on your bike!

Mama Bear June said...

Sensible, healthy goals. I know you'll do it!
Path to Health

Big Girl said...

Those are very attainable March goals. Good for you for putting them out there. We're keeping tabs on you.

Hanlie said...

Good luck! You can do it!

Cammy said...

Realist, sensible goals you are capable of achieving without a doubt. The only one I won't hold a flame to your feet over is the weight. The scale is fickle, as we all know, even when we've done everything we're supposed to!