Get SMART! Action steps toward better health

Could you take the stairs one time and the elevator the rest of the day? That is a start, a small action step. So lets make that a “SMART - doable goal.” In the next blog I will show you how one client made small action steps into sustainable healthy change. SMART GOAL- I will take the stairs,(S) one time (M), after lunch, on Tuesday (T)  and be aware of how my body feels after.- (The goals is realistic (R) and attainable (A) S- Specific- I will take the stairs M- Measureable- one time A-Attainable- Choose a staircase that is doable- not 34 floors like I tried one time R- Realistic- Stairs that you can realistically climb T-Timely- on Tuesday Action steps: Decide on one small action step that you could accomplish. Post it below; and tell us when you did it How did you feel after you accomplished it What did you discover, become aware of? Were you able to make it...

Small action step=BIG change

I used the idea of a SMART goal in a previous blog and used an example of taking the stairs. A previous client did that exact action step. His awareness from the action step blew him away. He found himself “sucking air” when he got to the top of 40 stairs. He was stunned at how out of shape he was, yet going to the gym was out of his schedule. We found a way to make it work. Let us know if you found a way.  We would love to hear from you.  Share your ideas, how did you made it work.  You never know whom it may help! His action steps: He parked his car 15 minutes away in the parking lot. He looked at how much time it took him and tried to increase his speed every few days. He continued to take the stairs once a day for a week and noticed how eventually he was less winded. He purchased a pedometer at a local store for $10 Decided to walk at lunch for 20 minutes 2 days a week. If he could not get it in- he pushed it to another day. In 6 months he was not taking the elevator anymore- had lost 15 pounds- had more energy and looking a new ways of fitting exercise...