Get specific when setting goals and make them small. Not only are you more likely to achieve them you will also feel like a rockstar after you reach it, which will help keep your momentum going. Think about your larger goals like eating more balanced meals or staying active and now pick a small step to help you get there!
Include a veggie with dinner most nights of the week
Go on 3, 30 minute walks on campus each week
Wind down for bed at 11pm instead of Midnight
GET THE RIGHT ADVICE
There are a lot of people who claim to be "experts" when it comes to health, specifically fitness and nutrition. Make sure to seek advice and guidance from a certified fitness professional or a registered dietitian nutritionist to create the best plan for your goals.
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
Tracking your behaviors better helps to show progress overtime, as well as helps reinforce the behavior and get you closer to your goal.
**NOTE: Progress shouldNOTbe tracked by calories burned or consumed, the number on the scale, the clothes you are wearing, etc. We want you to track your goals! How many nights a week did you eat a vegetable? Were you able to go on your 3, 30 minute walks this week?
MODIFY YOUR GOALS
After setting a smaller goal, getting advice from a professional, and tracking your progress, you're still now accomplishing your goal, it is time to start fresh. Evaluate why you aren't reaching your goal. Is it because you hate walking and would much rather be dancing for 30 minutes? Easy switch. Are you struggling to get in bed earlier like you wanted to? Look at your day and set a goal to incorporate those activities that you end up putting off until late at night earlier in the day!