In Step Two: Prep you write down your S.M.A.R.T. goal that is Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant and Time-Specific.
Using my resolution as an example:
To gain back the energy to cook my own dinners 4 times per week. To continue to exercise at the gym through the spring.
Lift weights 2 times per week. Pound the treadmill once per week.
Buy food online. Bring food in Rachel Ray insulated tote to make lunch at my job. Have salads 3 times per week for lunch. Eat only organic chicken. Bring fruit and yogurt to job to have as a snack.
Attainable: This is realistic as I’m not seeking to lose 50 pounds in one month or do some other extreme thing.
Relevant: The goal is one I set. It wasn’t a resolution that another person imposed on me or wanted me to achieve.
Time-Specific: The Changeology method has a 90-day time frame for completion.
The other prime objective in Step Two: Prep is to ask people to be members of your change support team.
This week I’m going to enlist a fitness professional.
Coming up next week I’ll report on Step Three: Perspire.