Think back to previous goals you've set. How many times have you set a HUGE goal to lose 50 or more pounds or exercise six days a week only to fall completely off track after one slip up? With the new year coming up, most of us have grand intentions of making this year the best year yet...why not right? BUT without a good plan and goal, it just won't happen!
Setting a new goal can def give you energy and get your motivation going, but over time those feelings can start to loose momentum...especially when you try to do too much too fast. To avoid overextending yourself, start by setting goals that will build on to one another and keep you going throughout 2015. Breaking a HUGE goal into smaller, more realistic chunks can help you stay focused for the long haul!
The first step to setting realistic health & fitness goals is to HONESTLY think about your goal and write it down. Make sure to write it in multiple places where you'll see it every single day.
Now that you have your goal, it's time to break it down!!
1. How big is your goal? If it's something that will take all year to achieve, try breaking it down into smaller monthly goals. Hitting those smaller goals along the way will keep you motivated and on track to reach the ultimate goal.
2. What does it take to achieve your goal? This is where you reverse engineer your goal.....write down every single thing you need to do to reach your goal.
3. Can you visualize yourself reaching your goal? Take an honest look at yourself and see if this is a goal you really see yourself sticking with.
Once you've got your goal defined and broken down into smaller parts, take time to think about how you'll reward yourself along the way. Rewards will keep you motivated!! BUT Don't use food as a reward...we're not dogs! ;-)
Last, but not least, don't be afraid to tweak a goal as the year goes by. Just remember, life happens and the best way to set yourself up for success is by being realistic and honest with yourself.
Now, GO out there and start setting your health and fitness goals!
Need support along the way? Then JOIN the Bombshell Evolution Fit Club on FB. ~Kendra~