Setting SMART Goal Oriented New Year’s Resolutions For Success

Carly Taylor from iGym Salamander Bay believes in strength training and group fitness to assist in reaching weigh and strength goals.


SETTING a New Years resolution can be tricky.

Firstly, you need to find a goal, one that means something to you.

Secondly, you need to make it realistic – or we all know it will be kicked to the sidewalk within a matter of days.

So what makes a good resolution?

Meditating more and increasing mental wellbeing is ranking high this year.

So too are getting fitter or losing weight.

I know it is 2 years ago that I set myself a goal and through deprivation, sweat, and hard work I have achieved the getting fitter and losing weight goal.

So many people ask me, how did you do that?

Well my answer is that I did what we all know we have to do.

Eat less, exercise more, drink more water and take care of yourself.

For me setting a goal was important, making it measurable more so.

So I looked to a weight goal mixed with measurements.

Then I looked to a strength goal – something I am still working on.

Then I set my mind to it.

At gyms across the country there are always people looking for a quick fix.

It is my experience that there is no quick fix – the only fix comes with devoted time and dedication to the goal.

Carly Taylor of iGym at Salamander Bay told News Of The Area, “It doesn’t matter what time of year it is setting goals and injecting a new routine into your daily life requires mindset, discipline, change of routine self belief and all of these things you can get hel with at iGym.

“When you are looking to change, people like to use the word change but I like to use the terms commitment and changing mindset.

“Training and iGym is about teaching is about setting realistic goals, starting with midset, routine, self belief and discipline.

“Many people head to the gym early in the New Year, but it doesn’t matter what tie of year it is or what we have eaten, to achieve anything, not just at the gym but in you rlife it comes from mindset,” she said.

Creating a positive mindset means committing to the goal so sometimes it is better to set a smaller goal that you can achieve, rather than one that seems like you will need to climb Everest rather than climb Tomaree Headland.

No matter what your New Year’s Resolution is for 2021, be kind to yourself and make it a SMART resolution, smart is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely.

We’d love for you to share your SMART New Years Journeys with us in the coming weeks – has it worked?

Are you still smoking?

Do you now drink less?

Have you shifted a few kilos?

Make your 2021 resolution SMART and share your results with NOTA!



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