Set Yourself Up for Success!
Well HELLO THERE! It has been quite a while since I checked in on here. Frankly, I lost my inspiration for blogging & I also haven’t really had time to devote to writing long posts. But, I figured if I can post every once in a while and reach a few people with my thoughts, that’ll be enough :)
Last week, I was scheduling some smaller posts with my monthly fitness challenge group and felt I’d share some of these thoughts with you who read this. Because it’s important to remember these things and it needs to be shared.
How do you set your goals?
Whether it’s fitness related or personal goals I’m sure you have some goals set out, right? So, how do you set them? Do you make REALLY BIG AWESOME GOALS and just go for them right away? OR do you make smaller goals that will lead into those really big awesome goals?
I do really well when I have small goals to work towards my bigger goals. When we have big goals sometimes it can scare us. Breaking them up into smaller sections make them seem so much more achievable. AND, you could also start looking at your goals differently this way!
So, for example…
Instead of saying "I want to lose 10 lbs by xx/xx/xx", maybe your goal is more like "I want to lose weight from starting this program/running/eating better".
You shouldn't have to focus on a specific number or an exact timeline...because truthfully, losing weight (IF that is your goal) is HARD and takes time. We get so stuck on numbers and scales that we lose sight of what our overall goal should be: a healthy lifestyle!!
If your goal is to lose weight and you lose 1 lb...that's amazing!
If your goal is to lift heavier and you increase your weights by 2-3 lbs...that rocks!
If your goal is to lose inches around your body and you lose .5" around your chest or belly...way to go!
ANY progress is better than no progress, even if it's just a mental shift that you change. Because I’m sure you’ve made a goal or resolution in the past that was something like “Lose 10 lbs. this year” but you don’t even have a PLAN around that…so when you don’t meet that goal, you’re really freaking frustrated!!! Been there?? I know I have…
SO, why not change your thought process around setting goals?!
How are you going to set yourself up for success so you can look back at this time next week, next month, 3 months, 6 months from now and say "Wow, I'm really proud of myself for doing that!"? If you set REALLY BIG AWESOME GOALS, make sure you have a plan to reach those goals otherwise I am certain that you will feel frustrated with yourself for not getting there.