Time to Set Goals For Better Health and Fitness
You may already know that by setting goals, you can achieve much faster than you would have without them. But here’s a Tip…Make these goals realistic.
So here’s what to do:
Please make a list of six goals and break them down into a large issue. For example, my list of goals looked like this:
I want to lose 1-2 lbs. per week for eight weeks.
My goal weight loss scale is based on goals such as losing 1-2 lbs. per week for eight weeks. See how your list can relate to your weight loss goals?
Go back to your list and begin to write down the first action steps you will take in each of these goals on your calendar. By checking it out on your calendar today, you can be sure that you are on the right track for achieving the six goals listed above.
When you accomplish one of your goals, evaluate how you feel physically. Did you accomplish your goal? If not, write it down and repeat a specific phrase that describes how you felt.
The main thing I noticed was that each of the goals was accomplished in a different and interesting way.
After accomplishing my first goal, I felt a huge sense of accomplishment and was excited to keep moving on to the next one.
Were the goals realistic?
Again, your list of goals should tell you how realistic each one of them is. If you (the person who created the list) can see how realistic each of the goals is, you’re doing a great job.
Each one of these goals should have a time element to it, too. If you don’t know how realistic a goal is, how can you judge how successful you were in reaching it?
Try committing to writing each goal on your calendar and seeing how realistic each of them is.
Check back in a couple of weeks to see how things are progressing. Do you have realistic goals?
Take the Most Important Ones Firstly
The first goal and the easiest to check off among all of your goals is this:
“I want to lose X amount of pounds within the next 60 minutes.”
This is a very easy one to judge.
How much time does it take you to do everything in each of these goals?
You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll be able to accomplish each one.
Beyond that, you should also check off each one of these goals to make sure they are realistic. If not, don’t worry. The majority of people with goals at the office, school, or school have realistic goals.
You can easily spot these goals from all the others on your list.
Besides the one you wrote down on your calendar, what is the most important goal besides the one you wrote down?
Is your major goal to drop X amount of pounds within X amount of days?
What else will you do?
Why did you pick these goals? Why not?
Is there any other goal you could be working on at the moment?
What will you do differently next time, if anything?
Prisoners are always told there is time to do “one more thing”. The same applies to achieving your health goals.
Stop and think about the time you are giving yourself as you weigh your food each morning.
I can assure you that if you give yourself every possible inch in reaching your goals, you WILL get your goal. Why? Because you will start seeing quick results.
What’s the MOST important thing you can do today to reach your goals?
The most important thing is to have a clear & positive mindset to curve your goals along the right path.
How do you create positivity in your mind?
Do you tell yourself you have to do or you must do something? Do you give yourself negative thoughts to think about?
The most important thing you can do to make sure you succeed in your health goals is to write them down.
I’m not telling you to be positive. Most people are not positive! But if you can find happiness in your health, you will be successful.
The little, smaller steps are the most effective thing you can do.
- Lift your legs above your waist.
- Lift your diaphragm and stomach to the highest position.
- Place your hands at your side, fingers pointing straight.
- Squeeze your shoulder blades together.
- Lift your chin up high.
Now do exactly the same thing with your mind.
But this time, pay attention to what your fingers are pointing at.
Can you see how this is a lot more positive than when you were at the wheel in the wheelchair?
This is much more positive than, “I must not do anything about my health problems.”