Set Your Goals and CRUSH Them and then Set Goals Again

So often people say they want to lose weight, give a halfhearted effort to do so and give up after not achieving immediate results. I’m here to tell you two things, two things I’ve been saying since the beginning of this blog and that I will continue to say until the end of time:

 

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  1. This is a healthy LIFESTYLE change, it will not happen overnight, not in a week or even in a month. This change is something that you are going to have to consciously work at every single day. And any day that you may have a setback, you work at it again the very next day. Losing weight is no easy feat but once you reach your goals it could quite possibly be the most rewarding experience you’ll ever feel because of the many benefits. One simply being the fact that you’re going to look hot and feel amazing.
  2. You have to, let me reiterate, HAVE TO set SMART goals and then CRUSH those SMART goals. I’ve stated in previous blogs what exactly a SMART goal is, but I will re-explain here.
    1. A SMART goal is something that is
        1. Specifici.e. I want to lose 10lbs
        2. Measurable…i.e. You can measure losing 10lbs by having a starting weight and subtracting each pound that you will lose
        3. Attainablei.e. I want to lose 10lbs in 3 months. This is something that is physically achievable.
        4. Realistic or Relevanti.e. I will work out x amount of times a week to lose 10 lbs.
        5.  Time boundi.e. I want to lose 10 lbs in 3 months

       

    2. What I find so often is people just state their goal as, “I want to lose weight.” But with a SMART goal it’ll look more like, I want to lose 10 lbs in 3 months by exercising at least 3 times a week for 1 hour each day. I will also meal prep every Sunday for the entire week to help with healthy eating. I will start on January 1 and will measure through March 1.
    3. This may seem like a bit much, but I guarantee you, when you’re working towards something, a specific goal, it becomes much easier and much more likely that you will reach your goal. This is because of the fact that you set a deadline, instead of an open ended “hope” and you know EXACTLY what you’re working towards, again instead of open-endedness.

Again, losing weight is not easy, especially in the beginning of your journey but you have to go about your goal in a SMART way. Set your goal and once you reach your goal, adjust it and keep pushing forward. Everyone has different reasons for wanting to lose weight or different things that motivate them, so always tailor your goal to you and adjust your goal as your needs/wants/preferences change. And don’t become stagnant or content, continue to grow and challenge yourself…remember there’s levels to this healthy lifestyle journey.

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