Writing Down a Goal Increases Chances of Success


The eight families competing in the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute’s My Heart Challenge: Family Edition were asked earlier this week to write down what they want to accomplish by the end of the 100-day Challenge. Responses ranged from better eating habits to being more active.

As parents, some expressed an interest in being an example to their kids. 

Regardless of why you want to accomplish your goals, take a moment to write it down so you can increases your chances of success. 

Brent Blaisdell, Ph.D., with Intermountain Healthcare, shared two tools that will help people achieve the goals they want to accomplish – Readiness Ruler and SMART Goals [https://intermountainhealthcare.org/blogs/2015/07/2-tools-to-help-you-make-healthy-changes-in-your-life

Curious about what they My Heart Challenge contestants’ goals are? Here are some of their responses to the question, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO ACHIEVE BY THE END OF THE CHALLENGE?

Taylor P.: Lose weight and decrease some of my preliminary numbers

Shasta P.: I would like to achieve a new healthy me, that can move better, live longer and be an example to my children on how to live.

Jason S.: Making healthy eating and meal planning an automatic easy part of our lives.

Charity M.: A workout plan that is long-term.

Ford M.: Lifestyle change for continuous healthy eating.

Kevin T.: I would like to beat the stress test. More importantly, I want to see if I can manage my cholesterol with lifestyle rather than medications. I also want to get my kids accustomed to eating healthy foods and being more active. Getting to a more healthy BMI would also be good for me. 

Nicole T.: Change my eating habits for the rest of my life and be a good example to my kids.