But you have to take action!
Many of us set goals like “I want to lose 10lbs before summer” or “I want to look better in my shorts by summer.” These are fine goals. But they are what is called OUTCOME goals. That means that they are the result that you want. With only outcome goals there tends to be a whole lot of talking about losing weight and very little actual burning of calories, or whole lot of complaining about things around the house that need to get done but nothing ever getting done.
The best results, the most productive people, the most successful people are from those who set ACTION goals. An action goal is just like it sounds, it what you will DO to reach your outcome goal. If one of your goals this year is to decrease your body fat or get in better shape then you need to set some action goals for your diet, your fitness, your sleep, and stress. It truly is the sum of all the small decisions, the small actions, that are easy not to do and not really that hard to do. So take action and don’t skip that workout, choose vegetables instead of a high calorie side dish, walk to work, park further away…
A common set of action goals that I would help a client create would look like this:
I will do boot camp 2 times a week, train 1 time a week, and run 2 days a week.
I will eat only what I put on my meal plan, and only stray on my one cheat day.
I will sleep 8 hours a nights, and manage stress with breathing exercises 5 minutes a day and planning ahead. I will say no to activities that do not fit into my schedule.
Remember Talking about losing weight… burns exactly 0 calories!
Do you see how these goals are focused on what you will do everyday. You make a 10,000 choices everyday. Make sure they are in line with your action goals, and you will see your body changing in the way you want!
6 Proven ways to achieve your goals!
- Post your goals where you will see them every day.
- Say your goals out loud 2 times every day.
- Make your goals focused on what you want, as opposed to what you don’t.
- Tell someone your goals. Accountability is essential! Post them on Facebook, on this blog, tell your husband!
- Believe that you can attain your goals.
- Make sure that you go back and re-assess your goals every few weeks to see if you need to modify them.
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