Road To The Race (Round 2) – 1 Day Out

Back in the spring I created a series on my YouTube channel called Road To The Race, which documented my 2nd half marathon preparation. I was thinking of filming a “season 2” of the series, but as of today I’m 5 days out from my next 10 km race and I don’t have the time to film training videos in addition to my 100 Happy Days challenge videos. Instead, I’ve decided to record my progress via blog posts in an interview format. Having a  template of questions that I can answer over the next few days will not only help me to reflect and review my progress right now, but it will also be a good resource to look back on when I’m training for future races.

Date: September 16 – 1 day out

What did you do at the gym today?
Nothing! I didn’t go to the gym today because I didn’t want to risk an injury before the race. However, I did go for a 8km walk (to IHOP, of all places) with Matt and our friend Gari, so I guess that counts for something.

How do you feel?
All day I felt sore in my arms and shoulders from yesterday’s fitness assessment, but it tapered off as the day progressed. My legs feel absolutely fine and I’m confident that I’ll be able to finish tomorrow’s race. Mentally, I feel tired, but I think it’s the nerves that are kicking in.

Do you think you are ready for this race?
I’m excited but very nervous. That being said, I’m ready to do this!

What do you need to improve on?
Up until now, I have drank 1 1/2 gallons of water and have carb loaded all day. All I need now is a good 8 hours of sleep!

This update is pretty short because today was a mental and (somewhat) physical rest day before the race. Before I go to sleep, I want to thank you all for the love and support that you’ve given me throughout this journey on my various social media platforms. I run these races to challenge myself mentally and physically, but knowing that I have an online (and offline) cheer squad motivates and encourages me to push myself to the best of my abilities. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Keep smiling,
Kels

Road To The Race (Round 2) – 2 Days Out

Back in the spring I created a series on my YouTube channel called Road To The Race, which documented my 2nd half marathon preparation. I was thinking of filming a “season 2” of the series, but as of today I’m 5 days out from my next 10 km race and I don’t have the time to film training videos in addition to my 100 Happy Days challenge videos. Instead, I’ve decided to record my progress via blog posts in an interview format. Having a  template of questions that I can answer over the next few days will not only help me to reflect and review my progress right now, but it will also be a good resource to look back on when I’m training for future races.

Date: September 15 – 2 days out

What did you do at the gym today?
Like I mentioned in my previous post, today I had a fitness assessment at a new gym that specializes in weightlifting (at a professional and amateur level) and CrossFit. One of the head coaches led me through sprints, circuit training, upper and lower body exercises, and stretches, so I got a full body workout in. I didn’t run today because I literally could not even walk after leaving the fitness assessment, so the next time I run will be on the day of the race.

How do you feel?
During the assessment I was feeling great. I did all of the exercises without any major complications, and I wasn’t out of breath or profusely sweating. After I finished the workout and as I was paying for my new membership, I felt woozy and immediately had to go to the bathroom. I thought I was going to throw up, but after one dry heave, I felt a lot better. I have never, ever thrown up during or after a workout (and here’s to hoping that I never do), so this was the closest that I’ve ever experienced something like that. As I’m writing this at 9:45pm, I feel sore in my arms and shoulders, but the lower half of my body is completely fine.

Do you think you are ready for this race?
After the fitness assessment, I can’t feel anything above my waist, I’m THAT sore. I don’t know how I’m going to carry my groceries, let alone pump my arms for a 10km race! That being said, I’m sure I’ll be fine for the day of the race.

What do you need to improve on?
Since today was my last planned workout until the race, tomorrow I want to focus on stretching and resting. I’ll be drinking as much water as I can and eating a high carb lunch and a mid-level carb meal for dinner. I also want to limit the amount of walking that I do with Matt and make sure that I get an adequate amount of sleep tonight and tomorrow night.

Even though the fitness assessment made me seriously question my fitness level, I signed up for a 1 month membership at the new gym. Next week and the week after, I’m working on form and technique one-on-one with the same coach who gave me my fitness assessment, so if I make it out alive, I’ll let you all know how that goes. At first I was scared and intimidated to dive into the world of Olympic lifting and CrossFit, but now I’m excited and so incredibly happy to add something new to my fitness routine and to see how it can help build my body and make it stronger.

Anyway, I’m off to soak in a warm tub and foam roll out my muscles.

Keep smiling,
Kels

Road To The Race (Round 2) – 3 Days Out

Back in the spring I created a series on my YouTube channel called Road To The Race, which documented my 2nd half marathon preparation. I was thinking of filming a “season 2” of the series, but as of today I’m 5 days out from my next 10 km race and I don’t have the time to film training videos in addition to my 100 Happy Days challenge videos. Instead, I’ve decided to record my progress via blog posts in an interview format. Having a  template of questions that I can answer over the next few days will not only help me to reflect and review my progress right now, but it will also be a good resource to look back on when I’m training for future races.

Date: September 14 – 3 days out

What did you do at the gym today?
Instead of going to the gym in the morning, I switched it up and went after dinner at 9pm. On the treadmill I ran 2.5 miles, jogged 0.5 miles, and fast-walked 1 mile. After, I did a biceps and triceps workout using both dumbbells and machines. I wish I could disclose my biceps and triceps workout, but it’s a plan that is made specifically for me by my trainer that I pay for. Since I am a PT and I have clients of my own, I’m hoping to share my fitness knowledge and experience training clients through free workouts and challenges one day in the future.

How do you feel?
Since I went to the gym so close to my bedtime, I didn’t take a pre-workout, so I felt a tiny bit sluggish and less alert while I was working out. I feel some tightness in my legs, which I will roll out later tonight, but other than that, I’m feeling fine.

Do you think you are ready for this race?
At this point, I want to run this race and get it over with…

What do you need to improve on?
My diet and water intake were on point today and I’m really proud of myself for being conscious about eating a balanced diet and drinking the right amount of water. I feel like there isn’t one thing that I need to improve on for tomorrow, I just need to continue working on my diet and water intake.

That’s it for today’s update. Tomorrow I have a fitness assessment at a new gym that I’m thinking of signing up at. Wish me luck, because I’ve heard from others that it’s a gruelling workout!

Keep smiling,
Kels

Road To The Race (Round 2) – 4 Days Out

Back in the spring I created a series on my YouTube channel called Road To The Race, which documented my 2nd half marathon preparation. I was thinking of filming a “season 2” of the series, but as of today I’m 5 days out from my next 10 km race and I don’t have the time to film training videos in addition to my 100 Happy Days challenge videos. Instead, I’ve decided to record my progress via blog posts in an interview format. Having a  template of questions that I can answer over the next few days will not only help me to reflect and review my progress right now, but it will also be a good resource to look back on when I’m training for future races.

Date: September 13 – 4 days out

What did you do at the gym today?
Since I didn’t have any meetings scheduled in the morning, I went to the gym little later than I usually would have and trained not fasted, which I rarely do unless I’m working out at night. I alternated running and sprinting for 2 miles and then finished up with a light 0.5 mile jog, all on the treadmill. I also stretched before and after my run and did breathing exercises. I didn’t work on my biceps and triceps like I had planned to, which I regret now, but I’m going to make up for it tomorrow.

How do you feel?
I woke up this morning feeling great, thank goodness, and even after today’s run, I still don’t feel sore. I noticed this evening that my ankle makes a strange clicking noise whenever I do ankle circles, but it doesn’t seem to affect the way I run at all. That being said, I definitely want to get it checked out just to make sure that everything is alright. This afternoon, Matt and I went on a 6 km walk and I didn’t feel any discomfort in any part of my body, which is another good sign. I’m tired from today’s activities, but otherwise, I’m feeling 100%.

Do you think you are ready for this race?
Yesterday’s run was the first one that I’ve done since my previous race, so it was kind of acting like a test to see if I’m going to be okay for this weekend’s race. After today’s run, I’m feeling way more confident than I did last week, which was when I remembered that I had signed up for a race this weekend, because I realized that yesterday’s good run was not a one-off. Once my feet hit the treadmill today, I settled into a maintainable pace and really found my stride.

What do you need to improve on?
In the previous post I mentioned needing to improve on my water intake and I really focused on that today. I got about a gallon and a half of water in, and I also drank 2 cups of tea. Tomorrow I want to focus on my diet, specifically my snacking. I went to the movie theatre today to watch Suicide Squad and I consumed half a large bag of popcorn, gummy bears, and an entire bag of mini chocolate balls, so tomorrow I want to watch what I eat and make sure that my diet is balanced.

I also want to mention that yesterday I bought a bathroom scale, which I didn’t think I’d ever do again, after it led me down a dangerous path a few years ago. I think right now is an appropriate time for me to own my own scale because I know how to NOT let the number on the scale dictate my life and I have learned to accept and love my body at every stage of my fitness journey. My trainer and I have discussed at length the pros and cons of me owning a scale and we both think it will be beneficial for my fitness progress. If I start obsessing over the scale, I will remove it from the apartment. Today I weighed in at that heaviest weight that I’ve ever been at (131.2 lbs – 5″6) and I’m excited that I’ve gained weight and I’m sure as hell proud of myself for doing so.

Keep smiling,
Kels

Road To The Race (Round 2) – 5 Days Out

Back in the spring I created a series on my YouTube channel called Road To The Race, which documented my 2nd half marathon preparation. I was thinking of filming a “season 2” of the series, but as of today I’m 5 days out from my next 10 km race and I don’t have the time to film training videos in addition to my 100 Happy Days challenge videos. Instead, I’ve decided to record my progress via blog posts in an interview format. Having a  template of questions that I can answer over the next few days will not only help me to reflect and review my progress right now, but it will also be a good resource to look back on when I’m training for future races.

Date: September 12 – 5 days out

What did you do at the gym today?
Last night before I went to bed I set my alarm for 6am so that I could go to the gym for a run and also to train legs and abs. I ended up sleeping through my alarm and didn’t get to the gym until 9am, which was cutting it close because I had a meeting at 10:30 that I had to leave the apartment for. I didn’t want to skip my workout completely, so I hopped on the treadmill and did a 2 mile sprint and a 0.5 mile fast paced cool down walk. I warmed up with 50 body weight squats and I ended my workout with 10 minutes of full body stretching. Miraculously, I made it to my meeting 10 minutes early even after showering and applying a full face of makeup.

How do you feel?
It’s currently 11:11pm as I’m writing this and I feel great. I’m not sore at all, which is an excellent and rare feeling for me, and honestly, I could go for round 2 right now if I had to. The stretching after my run definitely helped (I don’t usually stretch…shhh) and I don’t think I’ll be sore before I start tomorrow’s training session. Yesterday I was having lower back pain, and I think that was from sitting in an uncomfortable chair for 3 hours straight, but today I don’t feel any sort of pain whatsoever.

Do you think you are ready for this race?
Yes and no. I usually run my races without training, which I DO NOT recommend (I do strength training instead and sometimes HIIT), and every time I run a race I manage to improve my time, so physically I think I’m ready for this race. My previous race was only a couple weekends ago and that went very well, so I know that I can run the distance on Saturday. The reason why I think I’m not ready for my race is because I still need to work on having a positive mind set while running. I get bored really easily during races and  after 6km I start to have negative thoughts such as, “Why am I running this race, what’s the point?” and, “I don’t want to do this anymore, signing up for this race was such a dumb idea.” Between now and Saturday I want to work on changing my during-race mentality and find a way to maintain an uplifting attitude during the entire distance.

What do you need to improve on?
Other than what I just mentioned in the previous question, I need to improve on my water intake. Usually I’m fantastic with my water consumption and I can easily chug back a gallon a day, but lately I’ve been slacking and I’ve only been getting maybe 7-8 cups in by the time I go to bed. Starting tomorrow I’m going to try my best to go back to a gallon of water a day until Saturday because my body needs it to stay well hydrated before I run a distance that what I’m used to during my training period.

So that’s today’s training recap and review. I’m excited to go back to the gym in the morning and run 3 miles, which I don’t think should be a problem. Tomorrow I don’t have a busy morning planned, so if I wake up later than 8 am, I still have plenty of time to get a full biceps, triceps workout in addition to the run. Now it’s time for me to get 2 more cups of water in and get a good night’s rest!

Keep smiling,
Kels

Hello, It’s Me…

Wow.

I can’t believe that 7 months have passed since I last wrote a blog post. An apology doesn’t even cut it because it’s been THAT long. Recently, thanks to emails and comments from my long time readers, I have rediscovered my love for blogging. Blogging was my first social media passion and it definitely got pushed aside as I ventured further into YouTube and Instagram because I found myself having less and less time for writing.

Anyway, let’s cut the crap and jump right into an update on what’s happened over the past 9 months so that I can get right back into posting content.

The Job
In January, after 4 rounds of online and in-person interviews, I officially started my new job as a remote Social Media Marketing and Digital Media Strategist for a large sports promotion company. This is my very first “big girl” marketing job and I am so fortunate to be working for a company that I 100% believe in and a sport that I truly enjoy watching. For privacy reasons, I’m going to keep the name of the company to myself, but I will say that no matter where you live in the world, you have definitely heard of the sport and company that I promote, and have most likely seen an online, television, or print advertisement that I’ve worked on! Also, I’m aware that it’s ironic that I have a career in social media marketing, yet I have been failing at keeping my own social media platforms up to date. Sometimes a girl just has to put her career first before her hobbies…

The Breakup
Early on in the year, I ended my relationship with my boyfriend of 7 years. He and I started dating when I turned 16 and we broke up because we recently realized that we wanted different things later on in life. It was bittersweet to say goodbye to a man who was one of my best friends for the past 7 years, but we both came to the realization that we weren’t the best fit for one another. I grew tremendously throughout our relationship and I’m very thankful for the good memories that I shared with him AND the fact that it ended amicably.

The Move
Soon after the breakup, I moved! I’m a big believer in needing to be in a new environment to have a fresh start, so I moved into an apartment in downtown Vancouver right by the water. Even though it’s been 6.5 months since I moved in, I’m still in the process of making my space my home. Home décor blog posts will be written and posted as soon as I figure it all out.

The Graduation
In May I graduated from the marketing program that I was in and it was such a relief to tick another thing off of my to-do list. I’m not saying goodbye to school for good yet because I’m heading back this Thursday to start a new program, but I’m proud of myself for accomplishing yet another academic achievement!

The Boyfriend
How many of you remember the name “BFF Matt” on my Instagram account? BFF Matt was the nickname that I gave my best friend Matt on IG a few years ago and it stuck (so well that I actually called him that in real life for a little while). BFF Matt has been in over 300 of my IG pictures over the past few years and now, he’s BF Matt. Yes, he did the impossible and moved from being in the best friend friend-zone for 5+ years to being my boyfriend. We’ve been dating for a few months and our best friend-ship has strengthened, which I never thought could be possible. I’ve never been happier in a relationship.

The Half Marathon
Three (four?) years ago I said that I would never, ever, EVER run another half marathon, but I did this past June. Oops! I decided pretty last minute to run the 21 km race, and I did it with only 1 month of training, which I’m NOT proud about (more on that in another post), in the scorching heat. 2 weekends ago I ran a 10 km race, which went VERY well (again, I didn’t train for it, but I got my Personal Best Time for a 10 km race), and I’m running a 10 km race in 5 days, a 10 km race in 1 month, and another half marathon in November. I’m still doing strength training at the gym, but as of right now, I’m also focusing on building my endurance back up.

The Depression
Recently, I was diagnosed with depression. I’m already clinically diagnosed with anxiety and OCD, so being diagnosed with depression is like being kicked while I’m already down. Every day I wake up feeling like a gloomy rain cloud and I don’t know why. I have 0 motivation to get out of bed every morning and it’s been hard to get myself to do my work and go to the gym. Even though I’ve been seeing my family doctor and trained professionals regularly, I’m on medication, and my family and close friends are very supportive, I just can’t seem to shake the gloom.So what have I been doing, aside from seeking professional help and taking medication, to cope with depression? Well, I’ve been going on long walks with Matt at night, which helps me de-stress and calm down, I’ve implemented a new daily routine that seems to be working out so far, and I started the 100 Happy Days challenge. My coworker introduced me to the 100 Happy Days challenge (http://100happydays.com) and it piqued my interest right away. For 100 vlog videos on my YouTube channel, I’m going to try and find 1 thing that makes me happy and document it. It could be something as small as going for a walk, or something as big as going to a football game or celebrating a birthday.I wanted to share my struggle with depression on social media because I use my platforms to document my ups and downs. My life is not always rainbows and butterflies, and although it scares me to share something so personal on here, it’s something that I want to do because I know that there are people somewhere out there who know exactly how I’ve been/I am feeling for the past few months.

Well, there you have it. That’s what I’ve been up to over the past 9 months. 2016 has been a wild ride filled with many ups and downs, but I’m confident that if I take it one day at a time, I’m going to be just fine. I’m happy to back to blogging and excited to share my life via written form again.

Thank you all for your continuous support on all of my social media platforms. Without your encouragement and love, I would never have found the passion to resurrect my blog.

Keep smiling,
Kels

Come On Down To The 2016 Vancouver Wellness Show

Are you in Vancouver this weekend and interested in fitness, food and fun? Come on down to the Vancouver Convention Centre and attend the 24th annual Wellness Show!

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Tomorrow kicks off the first day of the 2016 Vancouver Wellness Show and I couldn’t be more excited! If you’ve been a long time follower of mine then you would know that I’ve been attending the Wellness Show every year for the past 4 years as a Valentine’s Day tradition. This year I’ve been asked to attend as Media, so I’ll be filming my experience for my YouTube channel, uploading a recap blog post (that will feature a swag bag haul), and trying my best to live-tweet while I’m at the show.

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The Wellness Show features 250 exhibitors and 5 stages for workshops and demonstrations, all themed around health, fitness, food, healthy living, wellness, gardening, and living a balanced lifestyle. Don’t miss the Organic Market Selection booth presented by Nesters Market, which will be offering free samples of delicious, healthy and organic foods found at Nesters Market locations, the new Healthy Families Zone, which includes family-friendly workshops, demonstrations, and a kids area, the Fitness Demo Stage, the Celebrity Cooking Stage, which will feature BC top chefs, the Candid Conversations Power Panel, and my personal favorite, and the Dairy Farmers All You Need Is Cheese seminar, where you can taste test and learn about 6 varieties of cheese!

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Here’s all the information that you need to know about the 2016 Wellness Show:

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre EAST (in the same building as the Pan Pacific), Halls B & C.

Times and dates: 
Friday, February 12, 2016
12:00 – 7:00PMSaturday, February 13, 2016
10:00AM – 7:00PMSunday, February 14, 2016
10:00AM – 6:00PM

Prices:
(purchase your tickets HERE: http://www.thewellnessshow.com/tickets-online.php)
General admission: $14.50
3 Day pass: $30.00
Seniors 65+ or students with valid ID: $12.50
Children: $6.00
Children 5 and under: FREE
Family passes for two adults and two children are available for $25.
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If you want to learn more about the Wellness Show, check out their website at http://www.thewellnessshow.com and their social media links here:
Hashtag: #wellness16
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Let me know on Twitter @pandamoniumpink or Instagram @pandamoniumpinkfit if you’ll be attending the Wellness Show as well. I’ll be walking around the Wellness Show tomorrow (Friday Feb 12) afternoon with my big DSLR camera and monster monopod getting YouTube footage, so if you see me, don’t be afraid to say hello!
Keep smiling,
Kels

The 2 Bodybuilding Supplements That I Take

Whenever I bring up the topic of bodybuilding supplements either at the gym, on the internet, or with friends and family members, a heated conversation always follows. Half of the people who I’ve talked to are for supplements, and the other half are against, but no one has ever given me a specific reasoning for their stance on the topic. I’ve heard everything from “supplements are dangerous” to “supplements are necessary”, but no one has ever given me their reasonings for WHY they think they’re dangerous or WHY they think they’re necessary.

I’m still learning a lot about supplements from my trainer, trusted, legitimate websites, and nutrition books, but my stance on the topic is that there’s no harm in taking supplements as long as they supplement your diet instead of replacing certain foods. For example, you shouldn’t rely 100% on protein powder for your daily protein intake because you should be getting the main bulk of your protein from meat, fish, tofu, eggs, beans, etc.

At the moment I’m only taking 2 supplements to help me reach my current health and fitness goals. In this post I’ve decided to share the products that I’m taking and in a follow up post I’ll explain more about why I take them. When my goals change there’s a possibility that my supplements will change as well, so if they do, I’ll write an updated post or update this one.

* Please keep in mind that I’m not a dietitian, nutritionist, certified trainer or coach. I have talked to my doctor, personal trainer, and nutrition coach about this topic and they all have all ok’d my diet and dietary supplements. I’m also not advising you to take supplements, I’m merely sharing what I take and how they help me out.

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Cellucor C4 – Icy Blue Razz
I don’t take pre-workout before every single workout, but I do take a scoop of Cellular C4 if I’m feeling extremely tired or if I’m doing a workout after a long day of work/school. I know some people prefer drinking coffee or energy drinks, but I prefer to consume my caffeine in the form of 1 scoop (1 serving) of Cellular C4 in the flavor Icy Blue Razz 20 minutes before I start my workout (unless it’s a night time workout). Cellular C4 is a fast acting supplement that gives me powerful energy and a muscle pump without the tingly, uncomfortable feeling when it’s absorbed into my bloodstream.

Dymatize Nutrition Elite Whey Protein Isolate – Cafe Mocha
I find it the most challenging to hit my daily protein macros, so the easiest and fastest way for me to consume protein would be to drink a protein shake. Protein aids in muscle building, which is one of my current fitness goals. I consume Dymatize Nutrition Elite Whey Protein Isolate, which is lactose free and the best tasting protein powder that I have ever taken. I take 1 scoop of protein powder blended with a scoop of ice and lactose free skim milk after my workout and 1 scoop after dinner. The best part of this Dymatize Nutrition flavor is that it has replaced my coffee craving (it does contain caffeine) and it has 5.5g of BCAAs per scoop.

So there you have it, those are the two supplements that I’m currently taking. It you have any questions about the supplements that I’m taking, please leave them in the comments down below or on Twitter @pandamoniumpink. Bodybuilding.com is a great resource for information about supplements and they are also the biggest and cheapest online supplement retailer in North America.

Keep smiling,
Kels

Sick Day Tea Remedy

As luck would have it, just as I was getting comfortable with my daily routine of work, school, gym and sleep, I got sick. Everyone at work and school is currently sick, so I suppose getting sick was inevitable. Still, it’s a pain to have to reschedule meetings, deadlines and Skype calls because of a non-stop dry cough and the chills.

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Since the bug has been making its rounds, I’ve decided to share with you all a sick day tea recipe that a friend shared with me last November when I was sick last.

You will need:
3 cups of water
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 of a lemon, juiced
1/2 tbsp. of tumeric
1/4 tsp. of cloves
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
3 slices of fresh ginger
1 1/2 tsp. of honey

The directions:
Add all the ingredients except for the honey into a pot and bring the pot to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling, turn the heat down to simmer and let it sit for 10 minutes. Strain the mixture into a tea pot, add the honey to the liquid mixture, and drink it while it’s still hot.

If you’re sick, don’t forget to stay home (everyone will thank you for doing so!), keep hydrated, wash your hands regularly, and get plenty of rest. I know it’s tough, especially at the start of the year to slow down and take time off of your commitments, but your body will thank you for it. If you have any other sick day remedies to share with me, feel free to leave them in the comments section down below or tweet me @pandamoniumpink.

Keep smiling,
Kels

How To Set Attainable Goals

Can you believe that we’re almost halfway through the first month of the new year? It’s crazy how fast time flies when we’re busy trying to get out of winter vacation mode and back to reality. I personally can’t wait until the month is over because that means that my gym will start to quiet down and I will no longer have to wait in line to use any of the machines!

During this morning’s training session I was talking to my trainer about my 2016 health and fitness goals. 2015 was my year of recovery and now I want to build on my progress and work on creating a physically and mentally stronger version of myself. I posted a YouTube video last week briefly outlining my personal and fitness goals, since I’ve been told that I’m more likely to achieve my goals if I share them with people who can keep me accountable, but I’m now reviewing and editing each one of them so that they’re S.M.A.R.T goals.

If you’ve worked with a team of colleagues, have taken business or leadership classes, or have read up on goal setting, you’ve most likely come across the S.M.A.R.T acronym. S.M.A.R.T is a goal setting process that stands for specific, measurable, relevant and time based. The more defined and planned the goal is, the higher the chance that it will be met.

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Here’s what you need to think about while setting a S.M.A.R.T goal:

S – SPECIFIC
Define the goal as much as possible and think about:
Who is involved?
What do you want to accomplish?
Where will it be done?
Why am you doing this?
Which constraints or restrictions do you have?

M – MEASURABLE
Can you track and measure the outcome?
How will you know when the goal is accomplished?

A – ATTAINABLE
Make sure that the goal is not out of reach or below your standard performance.
Is the goal reasonable enough to be accomplished?

R – RELEVANT
Is the goal worthwhile and will it meet your needs?
Is your goal consistent with the other goals that you have made and will it fit in with your short or long term plans?

T- TIME BASED
Setting a time limit establishes a sense of urgency.
Think about the day/month/year that you want to complete your goal.

I hope this helps anyone who is setting 2016 goals and resolutions. Feel free to share your goals and resolutions with me in the comment section down below or on Twitter @pandamoniumpink. If you want to follow my health and fitness journey and keep me accountable, check out my health and fitness Instagram account @pandamoniumpinkfit.

Keep smiling,
Kels