I’ve been thinking a lot about my goals lately, and how I plan to achieve them. It is said that writing down your goals makes them more attainable. It becomes real through the act of writing it down. Always use positive words to ensure that you believe you will achieve your goal. You must visualize yourself achieving this goal. You’re the boss! There are no more excuses! Only by making some changes and persevering will I be able to lose weight and gain strength. You need to be reminded of what you’re trying to accomplish on a regular basis. Place a sticky note on your computer screen, mirror, or refrigerator… Make a strategy and stick to it.
So, if you want to see those six pack abs as soon as possible, take the time to sit down and write out your weight loss goals in as much detail as possible, and you’ll be well on your way.
Keep a Goal Setting Journal
Make sure you keep detailed records of everything you do in your journey toward your goals to help you stay focused. What’s more, you’ll have a detailed report on what’s working and what isn’t. Keeping a journal can assist you in planning your next step and achieving your objectives even faster. Once you’ve achieved your goal, your journal can be a great source of inspiration. You can review what worked and what didn’t in the past. You can also recall what you enjoyed, whether it was a particular workout or a particular meal or snack.
Include specifics on how you plan to make your dreams a reality. Rather than writing “lose 10 pounds,” write down the steps you’ll take to get there. Consider the following scenario:
- Increase your water intake.
- Consume greens on a daily basis.
- Consume less salt.
Working out 3-4 times a week could be a sub-goal within your main goal. You can even break it down into the types of workouts you’ll do:
- 2 cardio workouts per week
- 3 HIIT workouts per week
- Lift weights twice a week.
You see what I mean.
Put Your Goals Where You Can See Them
Every New Year, I write down all of my goals, post them on the wall, and look at them almost every day. That helps me remember to say yes to things that will help me get closer to my goals, and no to things that will only push me further away. All you have to do now is keep talking about it and putting it out there. It’s no secret that setting goals can mean the difference between failure and success, whether you’re trying to lose weight or achieve something else in life.
So it stands to reason that if you want to lose weight and get in the best shape of your life, taking the time to plan out your goals will have a significant impact on whether or not you stick to your plan and achieve your goals.
Review Your Goals Daily
You’ll want to refresh and review your goals every day once you’ve set them and written them down on paper. You will be more focused and determined if you think about your goals frequently throughout the day. You can even go one step further and read your objectives aloud. Reading your goals aloud should also help you stay motivated. When you say something out loud, it feels more real and achievable. When you’re planning your day, go over your goals and think about how you’ll get one step closer to achieving them that day. Make it a habit to do it first thing in the morning. By doing so, you’ll get off on the right foot right away.
You’ve accomplished something fantastic for that day — you’ve taken a small step toward realizing your dreams!
The I Heart The New Me Diet and Fitness Planner has everything you need to set yourself up for success.
This diet and fitness planner includes:
- 2 Weekly Fitness Planners
- 1 Weekly Meal Planner
- 1 Weekly Food Tracker1
- Monthly Workout Planner
- 1 Before & After Page
- 1 Exercise Log Page
- 1 Recipe Page
- 1 Healthy Habit Tracker
- 1 30 Day Challenge Page