Setting SMART Goals + Preparing for Change | MOM STRONG


MOM STRONG is Miami Mom Collective’s health and wellness initiative. We are excited to bring you monthly health and wellness events and digital content themes to help you grow in prioritizing yourself and your family wherever you are in your health and wellness journey!

We’ll be popping up at gyms, fitness studios, and green spaces all over town every month. Our 2023 MOM STRONG events included:

Lox Fitness on March 13th
Full Moon Yoga at Trump National Doral on April 6th 
Infrared Cardio with Cosmo Contour on April 28th 
Lit & Lean Silent Disco at The Gates Hotel on May 19th 
VXN Dance Fitness with Cha Cha at Lincoln’s Beard Brewery on June 13th
Classes at Shake Backyard on July 24th
Fitness Class at LOX Fitness on August 23rd
MOM & ME Pre and Postnatal Class on September 27th

…and we’re excited about what we have planned for you in 2024!

Upcoming MOM STRONG Event

Image: Infographic for MMC's January 2024 Mom Strong Event sponsored by AIRLAB Fitness and FlyFuel

Tickets are $25 per person, and you can purchase yours here. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when future event tickets go on sale. You won’t want to miss out!

This Month’s MOM STRONG Theme: Setting SMART Goals

2024 is here and with it brings a new year full of fresh starts and new perspectives. The big question during this time of year is, “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” Are you going to eat more home-cooked meals? Exercise more often? Finally start that new project? When we think about setting goals, we can often get overwhelmed and stressed, especially when they seem so farfetched. It’s important to have big, long-term goals, however, it is much more manageable when those goals are broken down into smaller, easily digestible chunks. With every goal there is a journey to go on, so we need to focus on “hopping over puddles” rather than “jumping over oceans.”

Setting SMART goals will be your friend this year. Learn how to set small, achievable goals that will build confidence and resilience so over time you can reach those bigger goals. Don’t forget to celebrate the small wins along the way to increase motivation!

What goes into setting a SMART goal?

Specific: What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Tip: Set numbers with deadlines.
Measurable: Make sure your goal is trackable to measure success.
Attainable: Set goals that are realistic. Tip: Make it challenging but possible to achieve.
Relevant: Make sure your goal is in line with your values and long-term goals.
Time-bound: Set a timeline by which you would like to have your goal completed. Tip: this allows you to stay motivated and focused.

Illiett working on vision boards with her kids
Working on vision boards with my kids to help them set goals for the upcoming year

Prepare for Change

Making changes to your daily routines and habits isn’t easy. While writing down your goals can make it seem less challenging, it can still be hard to actually implement the daily changes you need to see success. So before diving head-first into your goals, take a step back and reflect on the following:

  1. What were my goals last year?
  2. Where did I make progress?
  3. Where didn’t I see progress?
  4. What can I change this year to help myself be more successful in achieving my goals?

When you start thinking about the changes you want to make to your goal-achieving strategies, make sure to:

  • Stay positive
  • Make gradual changes
  • Build on small successes

Book Recommendation: Finish What You Start

Finish What You Start by Peter Hollins is your guide to understanding the psychology and science of productivity, accomplishment, and getting things done. This book provides step-by-step solutions to overcome procrastination, distractions, and excuses. It covers every phase of following through and finishing tasks.

The author draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience to provide valuable insights and mindsets to view productivity from a new perspective to help you transform your life through productive habits and avoiding mental traps to achieve your goals.

Our last vision board workshop was such a success, we had to bring it back. Be sure to snag your ticket and join me on January 31st!

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Illiett Ojeda
Meet Illiett! Known to walk at the beat of her own drum. She strives for constant growth and isn’t afraid of the climb to achieve it. Illiett is an energetic and soul-spirited wife and mom to a supportive husband of 13 years and momma to a dynamic duo: Kash and Maui. This pair are collectively her tropical island and the proud owners of all her grey hairs (ha). Her children’s busy sports schedule has allowed her to master the very gracious bleacher hop which she wouldn’t trade for the world. Being a mom is just one of her many passion projects. When she is not working her corporate 9 to 5, she picks up her second wind and works on her side hustle. The need to have a creative outlet and a full calendar has always been something that drives her. Illiett has set out to use her past teaching and communications degrees - as well as her innate passion for inspiring to create connections through motivational speaking and DIY workshops. Her recent project of #Chasinbalance is a platform that allows her to empower and provide resources through Intentional Vision Board sessions, Wellness Retreats, DIY’s, and Fitness guidance. She invites you to follow along @illiett to experience the journey of balancing the unpredictable mom-preneur life.


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