Good Bye San Francisco

Just a quick little note to say good-bye to all my friends, colleagues, clients, and neighbors in San Francisco. I had a successful nine year run in SF. The amount of love and energy from my friends is amazing and I thank you all for the support in this move and new chapter in the Pacific Northwest!

Please feel free to reach out to me directly via email or text. I’d love to hear from you.




Why is today’s blog named Happy? Because that is how I feel today and I want to share that with you. This picture of Spring in full bloom with the sun so intense, makes me happy. What makes you happy?

I taught a very youthful and spirited 92-year-old today, and I couldn’t help noticing what made her so beautiful and such a delight to work with. It was her happiness! She was just genuinely happy, open and flexible in her nature. If I asked her to lift her chest, she did, and she told me how it made her feel straighter. If I asked her to do something that was too hard, she told me it was hard, but she also said it while she tried to do it, and she actually did it pretty well. She didn’t give up. Maybe it was all the movement that made her so bright and cheerful.

After our session, I felt happier, like I had just had a session! I couldn’t help myself, I had to ask her what kept her so happy. She told me it was her family and being surrounded by lots of family. Of course! That’s how I feel too when I’m around family and friends. I left my session with her feeling happy, in a very unique way, grateful for the people in my life, and thinking about my own little family.

In short, the lesson I learned today - happy people exude a certain energy that seems to be contagious and I should give that to someone else. I walked around smiling at other people today and I felt a similar “bounce” of energy back from every person I smiled at today.

Okay, I’ll be honest, not everyday is this good, but for me there are many where I am happy. I don’t have a real strong reason not to be, and I want to pass my positive energy onto to someone else. That is probably why I enjoy teaching Pilates so much. It makes me feel good, and I really hope it makes YOU feel good too.

I realize that we can’t all be happy everyday, but I like the notion of passing a little bit of sunshine on to the next person when you have it, whether it’s intentional or not! My 92-year-old friend did not realize what memories I will have of her as she sat in her chair and smiled after our session.

Pilates can bring us some joy. It’s not all hard work for nothing. I hope that if you have a good session, or a good day, that you bring your smile to the surface and share it. That’s what this world needs more of today.

Spring Is Almost here!! Let's Keep Our Intentions Strong.


More than anything right now, I’d like a few more days of sunshine in between the days of rain. Just asking.

Anyhow…keeping up with your Pilates routine/home work will keep you inspired for the coming days when the sun comes out. Your Pilates practice is not just a once a week and done type of workout, you need to do it often, like brushing your teeth. I try to do a little Pilates just about every day. This will help you progress to the fun and challenging advanced exercises.

Here are some ideas below to help you put a little more Pilates in to your life everyday:

  • Standing chest expansion

  • Standing Arm weight series

  • Side to side towel stretches

  • Wall ending/Wall Squats

  • Foundational mat exercises - see my homework tab for the list of exercises.

  • Stand with a broomstick behind your back cradled in your elbows and gently twist the rib cage, keeping the hips forward and legs steady

  • Magic circle arms and legs

  • Pilates push ups

  • Intermediate mat routine - see my homework tab for the list of exercises. Try to do these with a good pace and no interruptions.

I could go on for hours on small things you can do to keep your Powerhouse up and running :-) Ultimately, I’d like you to be able to do an advanced mat routine at home in between your sessions. But first make sure you have the basics down and are doing your homework. Let’s get going! Don’t stop now, keep it going so we can progress more each time you come to the studio.

Ode to Max


Max and Ringo have given me great joy in life. Last week Max (pictured on the right in white), was diagnosed with a large cancerous mass on his spleen. The vet told us he could have days or weeks, but each day could be his last. It’s not a cancer we can operate on, so we chose to let Max live his life to the fullest. Every day, whenever we can, we’ve taken him to his favorite spots, Iike Bernal Heights Hill, Claremont Canyon in Berkeley, All the dog parks in our neighborhood and various coffee spots where he just likes to hang out. This is a good bye, it could be long or short, but this guy has had a great life. We rescued him from a kill shelter days before they were going to euthanize him in 2011. He’s been my friend and my companion, and the guy who is so grounded in our family. Half Irish Wolfhound, half Labrador (we think); we couldn’t have asked for a sweeter dog. Always the stoic one, and always behind us on our walks. Slow and steady.

Good bye my friend. I love you to the moon! These are the things and beings that keep us going in life. I hope you know how much my dogs mean to me, so If I’m off a day or so in the next few weeks or months, you’ll know why. I’m celebrating the life of my dog Max.

Happy and Healthy in 2019!!


Here we are at the end of another year, and the start of another. Whew! 2018 was a tough year, and a good year at the same time. I have met a lot of people this year through Pilates, and reconnected with others, and also said good bye to a fabulous Pilates wizard, Mr. Bob Liekens.

In 2018, I learned a lot from clients, and I hope I can take those lessons forward into 2019. I owe a lot of extra special gratitude to all my clients, friends and family for keeping me on track, challenging me and also for giving me inspiration to keep on living and teaching with a positive outlook on life.

In 2019, I’m excited to be adding a new studio to the places where I work. UP Pilates is located in Burlingame, and run by my firecracker friend, Stella Sandoval. If you are in the area, or have friends in the area who want to do Classical Pilates, please contact me about special new client rates. UP Pilates is fully equipped with Gratz equipment and will soon be offering mat classes as well. The UP Pilates team pictured above - Anna, Jackie, Stella and Miki are all classically trained and excited to help you kick off your happy and healthy year in 2019!

I’m also thrilled to be starting my fourth year at Keep It Classical Pilates, in the Financial District, SF. Thank you to the awesome clients and team at KICP for making my 2018 a memorable one! Every year gets better and better. Keep up the good work and stay strong! Peace and love in 2019 to everyone!


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Mermaid - is one of my favorites! Inhale, press the bar down and grow taller first, then lift your spine even more, reach your arm by your ear and side bend, don’t lean into it. Keep your Pilates box square as possible. This is hard for me! Try not to let the chest sink.

Goals of the exercise:

  • Strengthen the shoulders, back and arms

  • Stretch the sides



Horse or Horseback as it is also known, is my nemesis. My upper back likes to round so much more than my lower back, where the big “C” curve should be, so that I often can’t pull my hips under me and my back almost looks flat. But, today, I was able to get a tiny little '“C” going. The oppositional stretch really helped me! I’ve had a small back issue lately, so this was really hard for me. But, I’m working on it, like everything else, it’s a work in progress. Some key things here: push into your handles, keep the tension, don’t forget about your inner thighs, they need to work too.

Goals of this exercise:

  • To develop a “C” Curve

  • Strengthen the powerhouse

  • Open the lower back (yes!)

  • Strengthen the inner thighs and buttocks

  • Strengthen the arms

An all around feel good, do good exercise for me!!

Matcha time

Matcha in my favorite chawan

Matcha in my favorite chawan

Just sharing one of my wellness habits. Almost two years ago, I went off of drinking coffee regularly and switched to drinking Matcha. Why? Caffeine from coffee was giving me too much of a jolt and not enough sustained energy. Matcha on the other hand has always been my favorite since the days I lived in Japan. From the first time I tried it in a tea ceremony, I was hooked. I love the flavor ( a little nutty and grassy) and the great focus I get from it. 

Now, I can easily find good, quality matcha (my new favorite brand and trust me they are good) imported from Japan, and I make myself a cup or two everyday. Once in awhile, I'll have a cappuccino, but those cravings are mostly gone and my mind feels more focused and less stressed when I drink tea. Here is how you can do it too below. 

My morning matcha drink:

  • One mug or ceramic tumbler, or if you want to go fancy use a Japanese Chawan

  • 1 tsp matcha, run the powder through a tea sieve if you've got one

  • Add a tiny little bit of hot (never boiling, it will burn the tea) water and whisk with an electric wisk, until you get a little foam. A traditional bamboo whisk works great in a Chawan/bowl, but in a mug an electric frother/whisk is awesome.

  • Add in 1/2 cup or so of hot water. Swirl a little and drink.

  • Optional: add 1 tsp of thick coconut cream (I take a can of organic coconut milk, put it in the fridge for a few hours, then the cream comes to the top and you can skim that off and use it for your matcha).

Try matcha some time and see if it changes your world a little. 

All is not lost...jump in and do three things more often in 2018

Can you see the tiny swimmers, bobbing in the Adriatic Sea? They just jumped in!

Can you see the tiny swimmers, bobbing in the Adriatic Sea? They just jumped in!

Hello friends, 

It's been a while. Happy New Year to you! I think 2018 is going to be a great year. It's Year of the Dog according to the Chinese Calendar, and if you know me, you know I love, love, love dogs. So, no matter what Year of the Dog really means, I think good, positive, tail wagging things are on the horizon. Alright, so let's get back to you and three simple things you can incorporate in your life, or return to, if you let them slip away last year. 

Eat a healthy diet that works for YOU!

Move, and get some physical activity daily

Get quality sleep regularly

I admit, they sound so easy, but then life takes over and we go back to work after the long holiday and get stressed out again, losing site of our goals so quickly. What can you do to hang on? Don't let go completely. No matter how fast the work piles up and stress begins to overrule your peace, keep to these three things: Healthy Diet, Physical Activity and Quality Sleep. Hold on tight and keep your positive thoughts coming. If you find yourself eating unhealthy food because you're so busy and don't have time to eat properly, let it go for the moment, don't punish yourself by eating a few bad things, just go back to eating healthy the next meal. Take small steps forward, and if you go back a step or two, don't criticize yourself, all is not lost. Just for the record, I found myself very hungry today and could not get to my healthy lunch until late. To my surprise, and despite all the willpower I could muster, I caved in when I saw some tourists eating a pretzel and I stopped at a street vendor on the way home and got a huge pretzel! Guilt, guilt, and more guilt crossed my mind as I ate it, but when I got home, I still ate my healthy salad. I'm just letting go of the negative and moving back to my healthy diet. 

The same goes for exercise. I find the first two weeks of the year, the hardest for my clients, and myself, when it comes to working out. All you have to do is get back to it. All you have to do is get back to it. Yes, thats right, just get back to it. I'll keep repeating that if you let me. Don't think too hard about it, don't make it any worse by coming up with all sorts of excuses. " I spent two weeks doing nothing but eating, drinking and lounging, I caught a bad cold and now I have to recover before I work out, I was away from my usual routine and now I feel stiff and tired, I was lazy. " Yes, all great reasons to start slow or not start at all. But, once you're feeling somewhat human again, get back to it. Walk, move, do a 100, a roll up or the ab series to feel how good it is to move and stretch again. Make appointments on your calendar to move your body. Even if you only have a small window of time. Don't look at the exercise time you lost over the holiday, but rather what you can still do today. Baby steps work. Jumping right in works even better. That first session back should leave you feeling like you're alive again. There is hope. Create consistent habits and don't let yourself find an excuse. Make room in your life to move. No matter where and how. Get back to it :-) 

Last but not least, get some sleep. Make yourself go to bed earlier if you find yourself getting caught up with work at the end of the day, or watching Netflix until midnight. Let the work go. Set boundaries. Set an alarm to send yourself to sleep, and do it. Let yourself unwind and think of sleep as gold. Don't let your quality sleep time slip away. A good night of sleep will allow you to feel better and look better tomorrow. It really will. The body needs to recover and a few hours here and there are not enough. There are also lots of sleep and meditation apps, if the falling asleep part is tough. I find myself just drawn to doing things around the house before bedtime and then I look at the clock and it's late. I'm going to work on this one too!!! Promise. 

Be good to yourself in 2018. I wish you the best and I'm here to work with you on whatever I can to help you reach your goals. 


The Principles of Pilates

There are six guiding principles of the Pilates method of exercise that can help you develop a  solid workout. You might hear about these principles as you take a Pilates session and for a good reason, they do indeed, contribute to a powerful and effective workout. 

Breathing - Without breath, you would not be alive. This is one of the most important principles of Pilates and exercise in general. Breathing helps us oxygenate our blood and increase circulation. In general, you inhale as you prepare to move, and exhale as you execute a movement. Not all Pilates exercises focus on deep breathing, but breath should be a part of all exercises. Go ahead, fill your lungs with a deep breath and empty the lungs, it feels good!

Concentration - Concentrate on you, while you workout. It's key to keep the mind focused and present to get your body to move effectively. Remember that mind-to-body connection and how powerful it is when used. Focus on you. Conversation can come later.

Control - Pilates was called "Contrology" or "The Art of Control" by its founder, Joseph Pilates. Years later it became known as Pilates. Contrology was developed on the idea of muscle control. By working with control, there should be no haphazard, or sloppy movements that often lead to injury, and instead you'll get positive results and stay injury free. Control also helps to develop consistency in your body, and that training will lead to effective workouts. 

Centering - Your center, your core, your powerhouse, these are all the same thing. They are your foundation. Your center is where you have a large group of muscles, that if trained properly, will help develop stability and strength in your limbs. 

Precision - When we move in Pilates, we move with purpose. There are no wasted movements, or half way done exercises. The more precise you make your movements, the more value you create in your exercises. Soon this will become natural, and especially when combined with the last principle, flow. 

Rhythm & Flow - Rhythm and Flow is one of the principles that makes Pilates really work for me. It is a continuous movement, that is not fragmented or meant to be isolated. It is not just an abs workout, or just a leg or arm workout. The body should be working in many areas. If you bring a rhythm and flow to your workout by continuously moving, you will truly enjoy and reap the benefits of Pilates, in my opinion. Find a good flow, but remember to incorporate all the guiding principles as you do. Over time they will come together easily. "Rome was not built in a day." Keep it simple. 

Hello body, hello mind - can we connect today?

The mind and body connection has the potential to be powerful. The mind can be very healing for our bodies, and it can also wreak havoc. The mind and body are already connected, in fact they are inseparable, and what goes on our in minds, is often translated to something physical in our bodies. If I see something that frightens me, my heart starts to race, my pulse quickens and my body tightens up. On the other hand, when I think about something that makes me feel happy, a little bit of adrenaline picks up the excitement level and I feel lifted. Finding the way to use the mind to create meaningful actions in our bodies takes a little bit of effort.

How can you access that mind-body connection and use it in your Pilates session? Here is what I do on those days I just can't get started or excited to work out. I think about how I want to feel today. I take a step. I move my body. My mind starts to pick up the energy and I get dressed for class before I change my mind. And then...I walk out the door towards my class. Ok these are simple mind games, but they work for me. I think first about the good feelings, then my body is already in a better mood and it's easier to move.

Here are some practical thoughts on how you can make the best of your session, and come out feeling powerful. 

  • Think about what you want to achieve today. Make the best of your time, think about all those awesome benefits from working out. Be present in your class. 
  • Come a few minutes early, rather than feeling rushed and unprepared.
  • Still your mind a few minutes before class. Don't look at your phone, take a call, or text anyone a few minutes prior, so you can clear your mind. 
  • Take a walk around the block, before you step into the studio. Clear your mind.
  • Breathe. Breathing is one of the principles of Pilates. The breath helps the mind focus. 
  • If you find you want to chat while you workout, try to get the chatting done in the first few minutes you come in, and then settle in and focus on your body. 
  • Be the driver. Your teacher is there to guide you, but you need to think about how to get your body moving and blood circulating. Stay focused on yourself. Give yourself some props and cheers along the way. 
  • Think of something positive, pretty, happy, energetic. Get your mind off of anything negative that may have happened recently. Make an effort to connect positive thoughts to what your body does today!



Sit. Stand. Sleep. Move. How to reap the benefits of good posture.

This is the time to think about your posture. Don't wait until next week, or next year to start improvng it, because you can start today, after you're done reading this short post. 

Take a look at this video (it's only 4 mins 26 secs) and find a little inspiration and motivation to correct any poor posture habits you might have.  The benefits of good posture: . I recently came across many articles and videos on posture, so you know this must be a growing trend and concern, and there must also be good benefits to better posture. 

Take a mental look at how you sit, stand, sleep, work, and move. Maintaining good posture requires a little effort and changing a few things in your life, but it can also reap good benefits.  How is your desk set up? How do you sit when you are at your desk, or driving to work, or when you are watching television? How do you sleep, do you wake up feeling good, or all tight and crunchy?  Are you engaging those core muscles to help you stay upright and lift your spine? Things to think about. 

A few benefits to good posture: 

  • Improved back health and less pain. 
  • Less wear and tear on joints and ligaments. Bad posture makes muscles work harder and they become tight and inflexible, which cause wear and tear on joints and ligaments. 
  • Improved lung capacity. Slouching can hamper the efficiency of your lungs.
  • Improved confidence - you look so much better, standing straight then all hunched over, how can that not bring more self confidence?
  • You can ward off that growing hump on your upper back from too much hanging of the head while looking at your phone or just looking down. The head weighs a lot. That's a lot of stress on your neck and shoulders. 

I have noticed significant benefits to my self confidentce when I sit up straighter, stand taller, and walk with my head up. My tight neck and shoulders don't bother me anymore, because I pay attention to how I hold my head. I used to feel the need for a neck massage all the time. Now, although I'd like to have a neck massage every day for the sheer joy it brings, I just don't need one like I used to need one. Better posture sure beats looking down at the ground or at my phone all the time, and I actually see what is going on in the world!




Thank You...Wishing you good health and lots of happiness in 2016

I just want to thank you for a lovely year. For each and every one of my students, I put on my thinking cap every day before your session and thought long and hard about what exercises were best for you and what I could do to allow you to progress and grow. I hope you all benefitted from Pilates and saw some kind of positive change in your body. 

My thanks and praise to all the interesting people I have met and that have passed through the doors of the studios where I work; some have stayed long and worked really hard, while others found it not to be their thing, and moved on. I learned from all of you that life is good and it can be challenging, and through all the ups and downs, there is something good to be taken from each moment. I am grateful I had the opportunity to meet you, work with you and learn from you. 

I wish you a very happy, successful and healthy 2016!!! 
My best to you all,


Seasons change and so do humans

There is a little bit of a love-hate thing going on between me and Fall. I love the beauty that Fall brings with its crisp air, blue skies and glowing moons. What I don't love are the short days and cold nights. Who does? It just takes my body so long to get used to the change and by the time December rolls around I am missing Summer like crazy (I'm a Southern Californian who grew up next to the ocean), and I just feel like hibernating. I don't feel like walking the dogs as far, I start to feel tired earlier in the day and I start to eat heavier foods. As we get into winter, my mind starts to wander into the holidays and all the things that surround them, like family, friends and celebrations that distract me from my fitness goals.

This year, I'm approaching this seasonal change in a different way. My fitness goals are staying on top. Instead of letting myself fall into the traps of coming home to get cozy, I am booking my schedule with commitments to myself. I have committed in advance to numerous Pilates sessions that I normally book just days prior, I've committed to spend more time learning more and more about Pilates, I've also committed to going to a class with a friend, and I've gotten all the lights and jackets I need to walk the dogs further when it gets cold and dark out. I've given myself no chance to skip out on exercise. In addition, I'm also making sure I do some fun things with friends, and put them on my schedule, so I don't get so overloaded with just me things. If I make plans, than my goals are so much easier to accomplish. . 

So, just booking yourself silly with work out appointments doesn't necessarily mean success. In addition, you've got to change your mindset and your overall behaviors. If you find yourself going home to a warm sofa and resting after work, more often than heading to the Pilates studio or gym, then pack your workout clothes in the morning and take them with you. Don't cancel appointments for a moment of comfort. Don't let yourself have an excuse to go home first to get changed or bail out on class at the last minute. Look at your goals again and re-ignite what it was that drove you to write those goals and commit to them. Find ways to change your mind and get excited about working out. After all, how many of you feel good after a workout? Almost everyone does!! Don't miss out on that feeling of euphoria after a good workout in exchange for getting home early to rest. Rest will come. It always does. Maybe just an hour later. That's the beauty of Pilates, it's easy to prepare for a session and it only lasts an hour!  So change your mind, and change your body. You are capable of change!!

Form and Function

Two words that mean a lot in Pilates - Form and Function. Pilates teachers guide you to use correct form when working out and that allows you to use that form, in real life, away from the studio, making it a very functional tool. I was thinking about this the other day, when I realized just how I get in and out of the car, or sit down. I don't just flop down anymore, I find myself engaging my core and easing my way in and out. I'm still working my core when I get into my chair to look at the computer and using it even more to stay upright and get out a few emails. I just love how all the work I'm doing when I work out translates to my every day life, without much thought anymore. It's just part of my life now. And yours too! 

Anyhow, that leads me to some blog reading I've been doing...

Here is a post that was written by in response to a New York Magazine article called "Pilatespocalypse," about how the method is declining in popularity. I think the WellandGood post picks up on a few really good points about why Pilates is so well loved.

"Both Drushal and Ungaro cite lots of examples of fit enthusiasts turning to Pilates to correct the imbalances they’re picking up as they fling themselves from CrossFit to barre. You’ve heard the buzzy term “functional fitness,” I’m sure, and Pilates says it’s the original. “We train you to perform optimally during workouts and in life,” Ungaro says. 

I agree, It may not be the trendiest fitness method, and it definitely doesn't subscribe to the method of louder equals better. In my opinion, Pilates teaches you good form in addition to all the other health benefits it brings, and Pilates teaches you how to relate that to real life movement, as well as using it in other forms of exercise. It goes beyond the Pilates studio. It seems it is time-tested and here to stay .

Enjoy the article and let me know what you think. 

How to Make Things Happen

When we're setting out to change something in our bodies, some times you have to know how to make those things happen. It's not easy to just dive into something without a plan. 

For me, I think setting goals are great for making things happen. I need to know what I want and then warm up to it. It's like starting a car, I have to turn the engine on before I drive. If I'm taking on a new sport, or exercise routine, I want to think about what I want to gain from it. Otherwise, I might just start out strong and end with a whimper when I get a little bored. If I just think ahead before I enter into that new routine, I can set some goals that keep me going. I want an awesome plan for me. I deserve it. You do too. I really want to make something happen, I don't want to waste my time. It's all just a little psychology that our minds need to get our bodies to stick with the program. 

Here are a few ways to help you get started...Make your goals specific. Don't just give yourself one goal though, surely there is more than one benefit from the exercise routine you are about to start. Identify those specific goals and let yourself have more than one. For example: I want to work out X times a week and lose X amount of weight. I want to work on getting rid of my bad posture and sit up straighter (this takes some core strength and even some flexibility). I want to strengthen my core, so my chronic back pain is alleviated. I want to get an all around body workout and see some muscle tone in my body. Come into your class or session prepared to reach some goals. 

Once you set some specific goals, how will you measure them? If you want to look great and fit into your clothes better, how long will give yourself, how will you measure the results and how often will you measure?  Make sure you set measurements in place. Write down your results on your calendar, or in a notebook, and check in on yourself. Do measure them. Don't skip this part, because If you can't measure your goals, you may never see them clearly or feel like you've achieved anything. Did I get better posture today? That one might be harder to measure than losing a pound, but I can look in the mirror and check my posture, I can think about it while I'm at the computer, I can also feel it in my body and so yes, I can measure it. 

Did you set goals that were attainable? I hope so. There is no use in setting goals so high that you can't reach them before you give up. High goals can be attained, but just take those steps to get to them and make those steps reasonable. I want to have a stronger core in two months. This is attainable if you put the work into it, and perhaps doing a little work at home in between your sessions. I want to get much stronger shoulders and arms, and be able to do 6-10 push ups with collapsing within a few months. I want to learn how to limber my hamstrings and strengthen my back in ten sessions. These are all reasonable and attainable goals for most people. 

When setting your goals this one is pretty simple to do - make them realistic. It's a little like attainability, but one step further and that is do your goals fit your lifestyle? I want to build strength in my core and get more limber in my back and hamstrings, by doing Pilates twice a week. Is that realistic for you? Are you willing and able to do that? A realistic goal needs to be one that you are willing to take on, and one that you are able to do, within the boundaries of your lifestyle.  

Give yourself time to achieve your goals, and check in on yourself often. I want to achieve X in three months and then I want to work on Y.  For example, this week I want to focus on learning the intermediate reformer routine and gain some strength in my arms, maybe even focus on my balance. By the end of the month I want to be strong enough to be able to learn more intermediate exercises. Give yourself a carrot to chase and let yourself get there.  If you don't give yourself a decent timeframe, it may never happen.

Make yourself accountable. It matters. Have I dropped the ball? Did I feel tired last week and skip my exercises for a few days? If so, no big deal, but get right back on the "horse." Don't spend too much time kicking yourself over a little break. Sometimes we need them. 

Stability and Staying Power
Transforming your body into something different takes a little time, it also requires stability as well as staying power. Without those two things, that carrot will be hard to get.  Don't stop if nothing happens at first. Hang in there. Be consistent and stay with it and make things happen for you!

In short I call this being a S.M.A.R.T.A.S.S. (the good kind)

Set some specific goals, make an awesome plan for yourself = S
Make your goals measurable = M 
Make your goals attainable = A
Make your goals realistic = R
Give yourself a reasonable amount of time to achieve the goals = T
Make yourself accountable = A
Be stable and have some staying power  = SS

Stay with it!
#makethingshappen for you!!