EarthBasic. Take care. Bless many.
Hello Beloved! Today we invite you to join us as we continue to lay the groundwork for a sustainable self-care plan. We are serious about getting our bodies ready to do all the Lord has purposed them to do! If you are just joining us, we are working our way through the tips outlined in 8 Tips to Stay Motivated Throughout the Year, with the help of supplemental resources. Last week we focused on identifying WHY we move.
This week's tip and call to action is to create S.M.A.R.T goals to guide our fitness plan. S.M.A.R.T goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound. For example, I will walk 30 minutes each day . My goal makes it clear what kind of exercise I will do (specific), how much exercise I will do (measurable), is based on a careful assessment of my current level of fitness and life demands (attainable), is directly connected, by research, to my desire to improve my overall heart health (relevant) and highlights how frequently I should anticipate checking my goal, i.e. daily (time-bound).
Consider using the following supports to help you create and check the progress of your S.M.A.RT goals. Also, remember to consult your doctor when making fitness goals. Your doctor can help ensure that your goals are attainable and will actually support you in caring for your body.
Set an Exercise Goal & Make a Plan by the American Diabetes Association
Use one of the following apps, recommended in the article "How to Make Physical Activity a Regular Part of Your Life" by Kimberly Goad and featured in Diabetes Forecast, to help you keep track of your progress towards meeting your S.M.A.R.T goals:
Happy temple building!
Take care. Bless many.
Jeanette Bailey is a believer in Jesus Christ, who believes that health, wellness, healing and wholeness is obtainable with a Christ-centered and evidence based medically sound approach. Her life's mission is to help individuals, families and communities
Carolyn Sinclair McCalla is a lover of Christ with a passion for sharing her gifts and happy findings with others. She is so excited about this addition to Be-Held, which will provide practical, sustainable, Christ-centered and well researched resources to support women in cultivating a life of holistic self-care: spirit, soul, and body.