Actually, she DID give an example of a tangible, realistic goal. The example was going to the gym 3 times a week. Use the acronym SMART:
S – Specific – I want to lose 15 pounds
M – Measurable – when you see the number on the scale
A – Attainable – 15 pounds, not 115. Small interim goals help
R – Realistic – You can’t expect to lose weight if you’re going to sit on the couch and eat pizza all day.
T – Time-based – I will lose 15 pounds by December 1