Des Moines Weight Loss Update, Goal Setting and Weight Loss, Waukee IA.
We have all heard about goal setting and how important it is for many years,
So many people know it but why don’t they act on it. To me that is the million-dollar question, I mean we all know what’s healthy and how to lose weight right?
Yet so many of us fail to act on the knowledge we have? Why is that? You know the magic weight loss formula right? Chicken /Broccoli and brown rice, in the right amounts …5 small meals a day with a protein shake after workouts and multi vitamins. Working out 3-5 times a week.
Boom there it is and I am giving it away free. Guess how many people will act on that advice?
I am not beating up on you here either I am guilty of it too. I think in some area of our life we all are. So what separates goals from daydreams? Writing them down. That’s right take the time to think about and write our your goals this will really help you get clear and focused.
I want to share with you three steps for being as effective as possible when writing out your goals.
Step One: Begin with the End in Mind
First you have got to take a few minutes and figure out what is really important to you. I heard a Dr. Say if you do not make time for health and fitness NOW, you MUST make time for sickness and disease later. So think in 30 years how do you want to look?
How do you want to be perceived by others? How do you want to feel about yourself? What is most important to you?
We all know metabolism slows down with age so how can you stop that from happening? Do you want to ensure you are around for your children’s children? Take a minute and really think about it, this is the most important step.
Step Two: Make A Plan
Now that you know exactly where you want to go, HOW are you going to get there? Let me give you an example, If my goal is to lose 20 lbs. in 2 months we have to first make sure that is realistic, then break it down into steps and get a strategy.
So my plan would be to lose 2.5 lbs. a week for 8 weeks. My strategy would be work out 3-4 times a week and follow a diet. Then you have to get more specific, just working out doesn’t guarantee weight loss. It doesn’t matter how fast you are going if you are going the wrong direction. So make sure you are going the right direction.
So if you don’t know which direction to go you need to get with a professional trainer and follow a plan. Write out exactly what you are going to do, your goal and the sub goals that will get you to your ultimate goal.
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Step Three: ACTION
This is where the rubber meets the road, where it all comes together or falls apart. Whether its pulling yourself out of bed at 4:30 in the morning or saying no to those chicken wings and beer at lunch this is the hardest part….. Because you have to do it every day. See its not what you do every once in awhile that changes your life its what you do every day. If you feel like it or not.
This is where you have to focus on the big picture and stay committed to your dream and why you want to do this!
Here is a technique I want you to try when you are tempted to go for that late night Dairy Queen, as you start to imagine how great that ice cream will taste on your lips and how bad you want it, stop.. Take a deep breath and visualize that what that Cookie Dough Blizzard is going to cause BLUBBER GROWING AT A INCREDIBLE RATE AROUND YOUR WAISTLINE!
If every time you are tempted to get that cheeseburger or beer you stop and link up in your brain that cheeseburgers equal BLUBBER GROWING AT A INCREDIBLE RATE AROUND YOUR WAISTLINE! You will start to develop different feelings towards those foods that hold you hostage now.
Doing the critical and honest thinking that is required for these exercises will get you crystal clear on what you really want and what is in your way. Then please write it out and post it somewhere that you can see every day.