I can finally admit now that at 38 years old I am a type A perfectionist personality. I’ve always been a rule follower and a planner. Yeah for self acceptance 🙂
I wanted to chat about this topic because well, with New Years approaching the ‘ish’ starts to get real when it comes to goal setting.
The ‘Secret Sauce’ to goal setting is having a plan!!
This could mean having a general goal like I just want to be healthier or more be more fit OR a more specific and detailed plan. I prefer the latter 🙂
A more specific goal would be something like:
I want to go down a size in my jeans.
Increasing the protein in my diet.
Building muscle or toning up.
Wanting to run a 5k in 20 minutes.
Sure we can set goals all day long and say we want to accomplish this and that but without having a plan in place how will we accomplish these specific goals????
Here are Three Steps To Help You Put a Plan Into Action:
- Be real specific with your goals. Just like I discussed above, if the goal is not really detailed and specific how will we know the exact steps and direction to take to attain those goals.
- Write it down. Now that you nailed down your exact goal, write it down along with three action steps required to reach that goal. Again it all boils down to that secret sauce, having a plan. Say your goal was to tone up. Your three action steps would be to:
Join a gym
Hire a Trainer for accountability, guidance, and to create a program that will achieve the goal of toning your body.
Schedule your workouts ahead of time in your phone so there is less of a chance the workout will be missed 🙂
- Ask yourself this. Is my goal realistic and sustainable? Is the goal you are trying to achieve something you can see yourself doing for the long term? Does it fit into your lifestyle? If the answer is no then it’s back to the drawing board and maybe changing up the goal a bit or setting more realistic expectations so that your fitness journey is successful and enjoyable 🙂
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