Everyone has fitness goals -- heart health, weight loss, increase endurance, increase strength -- the list goes on and on. What actions are you taking to reach these goals?
The first thing to do in order to not only reach your goal but to crush your fitness goals is to clearly identify exactly what your goals are. You want to lose weight; how much weight, by when?
Set up a goal.
Perhaps you want to loose 20 pounds in 3 months.
Great. You have a weight goal and a deadline. This is your long term goal.
Now we need to set up short term goals that will help you reach your long term goal.
Examples of short term goals…
- Week one - eliminate soda
- Week two - exercise for 30 minutes 6 days per week.
Set up a short term, achievable goal every week or two.
Small changes lead to big results.
Sticking with our goals can be difficult as the weeks drag on, and your 20 lb. weight loss seems so far away.
It can be difficult to keep ourselves motivated, thats why working out with a friend or even a personal trainer (link to previous blog about 5 reasons to hire a PT) can help to keep us motivated and will hold us accountable.
Reward yourself when you meet your goals.
Perhaps you hit your 10 lb. weight loss goal, yay!, take a moment to reward yourself for your hard work.
Maybe you get a manicure, or try out a new fitness class, or enjoy sunset at the beach.
Choose something fun and celebratory - but not something that will ruin all your hard work and the new healthy lifestyle you have created.
When you reach your long term goal, perhaps you take a trip to celebrate your success!
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