Goal Setting: Have you been aiming too high?

I thought this would be the perfect blog topic to discuss now in the middle of winter.     Setting yourself attainable goals.

Even though you may have the best health and fitness intentions I think you may be having a hard time actually getting started.

More often than not I find enthusiastic people wanting to start a health kick and try and overhaul their entire life overnight. Honestly, you will fail every time.

Might be alright and stay on track for a week or two but then it’s just so easy to slip back into old habits.

It’s not a diet it’s a lifestyle change!

Reading this may help you understand this.

 

I’m betting you’ve probably heard of the acronym S.M.A.R.T

It really does have it’s place when we want to set goals that you can actually reach.

 

Specific

Measurable

Achievable

Realistic

Time Based

 

Let’s talk more about a weight loss goal.

Weight loss seems to be high on most people’s wish list.

How many times a day to you tell yourself you want to lose weight? I reckon it’s 5 or more.

Yes that many.

Am I wrong?

Now, if it’s such a highly sought after, often thought of goal then why is it so hard to achieve?

It’s simple, you’re not setting yourself an achievable target.

 

You’re trying too hard to lose your 20 kg overnight.

At the end of the day 20kg is too far away and to be honest it’s pretty hard and you lose interest. Sound familiar?

Your goal of wanting to lose 20kg is just too large and not specific enough.

If you have fitness goals and long term want to be able to run 10km, then start small. Tackle 1km before you look ahead to 10km.

 

The best piece of advice I can give you is to start small.

 

A good place to start would be “I’m going to go for a walk 3 times this week”, then you back it up next week with another 3 walks. The following week you may set yourself a goal of no takeaway for the week. Doesn’t this seem more achievable than losing 20kg?

The week after that you can set a goal of cutting out all sugar from drinks.

The week after that it can be to walk 10,000 steps every single day that week.

 

See where I’m going with this?

Little changes that don’t interrupt your life and cause you to lose interest or say it’s too hard.

 

I’m going to leave you with a little homework. For once it’s not the physical kind.

I set you the task of coming up with 3 short, specific goals that are achievable to you.

 

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I want you to send me those goals and I’ll personally help you get started.

Send your goals to me here.

Now, let’s get motivated and take action

Tanna xx

 

P.S. If you want to discuss this further then book in for your free consultation with me.