I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my goals and how I’m really going to achieve them. They say if you write your goals down they become more attainable. The physical act of writing it down makes it real. Also always use positive words that ensure you believe you’ll attain the goal. You have to see yourself reaching this goal. You’re in charge! No excuses! The only way I’m going to lose weight and get stronger is if I make some changes and be persistent. You need to be reminded constantly of what you’re trying to achieve. Put a sticky on your computer screen, your mirror, the fridge…Make a plan and stick with it. So if you want to see those six pack abs anytime soon, make the time to sit down and write out your weight loss goals in as much detail as possible and you will be taking a huge step in the right direction.
Keep a Goal Setting Journal
To help you stay focused make sure that you are keeping detailed records of what you are doing in your journey toward your goals. More importantly, you will have a detailed account of what’s working and what is not. Keeping a journal can be crucial in helping you to plan your next step and help you to get to your goals even faster. Your journal can also be a huge source of inspiration once your have achieved your goal. You can go back and see what worked and what didn’t. You can also remind yourself what you enjoyed, whether that’s a certain workout or a certain meal or snack.
Include details about how you’ll actually get those dreams accomplished. Instead of putting, “lose 10 pounds,” write out the steps you’re going to take to get there. For example:
- Drink more water
- Eat greens every day
- Eat less salt
Another specific goal within your main goal might be to work out 3-4 times a week. You can even break it down further to what your workouts will be:
- 2 cardio sessions a week
- HIIT 3 times a week
- Weight train twice a week
You get the picture.
Put Your Goals Where You Can See Them
At the beginning of every New Year, I write all of my goals, put them on the wall and look at them pretty much every day. And that helps remind me to say yes to things that will bring me closer to my goals—and no to things that will only leave me further from them. You just have to keep putting it out there and talking about it. It’s no secret that goal setting is often the difference between failure and success, regardless of whether or not your aim is to lose weight or accomplish something else in your life. So it only makes sense that if you want to lose weight and get into the best shape of your life, taking the time to plan out your goals is going to play a huge factor in whether or not you follow through and achieve what you have set out for yourself.
Review Your Goals Daily
Once you have set goals and written them down on paper, you will also want refresh yourself and review them every single day. The more that you think about your goals throughout the day, the more focused and determined you will be. You can even take this a step further and read your goals out loud. Reading your goals out loud should also motivate you. Saying things out loud often makes them feel more real, more achievable. Each day, when planning your day, go over your goals and plan on how you’re going to take one step further for accomplishing them that day. Do it first thing in the morning. Doing this gets you started on the right foot right off the bat. You’ve done something awesome for that day — you’ve taken a small step towards making your dreams come true!
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