If you constantly have trouble keeping to your goals, maybe you’re spreading yourself too thin. Pick 1-3 goals that are most important to you and stick to them. Don’t get distracted with other goals, trying to do too many things at once will often lead to frustration and ultimately failure.
Learn to say no
Do you often put your goals aside for other people? It’s okay to do that once or twice, but if you keep doing the whole time, something is seriously wrong. You can’t always take a backseat for others!
I often hear people say that they cannot focus on their own goals because they have children and their children come first. I totally understand that concept but what kind of role model will you be for your kids if don’t show them that setting goals and following through is important.
This doesn’t just have to be about health or weight loss. This can be related to your budget, buying a home, a promotion at work… whatever it is. The point is, if you are not doing things for you, to make you happy; how are you making others around you happy?
Don’t set one big huge goal like “I want to lose 50 lbs.”. This can be very overwhelming and discouraging if you don’t lose the 50 lbs. by X date.
Instead, set small achievable goals. Like “I want to lose 5 lbs. in the month” which is easier to attain. Once you lose that 5 lbs., set a new goal. Before you know it, you will have lost 50 lbs.
Have a plan
Creating your plan when your motivation is the highest is usually best. You should plan out how you will achieve that goal. For your weight loss goal, you will need to follow the meal plan that has been created for you and adhere to it with discipline and preparation.
Track your results
Each week track your progress by gauging how your clothes fit, how your energy levels are. This will help you have a realistic idea of where you are in your progress.
Listen to your nutrition coach
When you struggle or have any concerns reach out to your coach. After all, this is exactly why you have one. It will help you remain accountable and help you transition into a healthy lifestyle. Make use of the expert advice and guidance.
Be clear on why you have this goal; write yourself a mission statement
When it comes to weight loss, it can be one of the hardest goals to achieve because everyone “has to eat”. It’s not like other goals where we can stop a behavior like; quitting smoking or drinking, paying off debt or things like that where it’s a “choice”.
Because we have to eat, right? What makes it hard is deciding WHAT we are going to eat and HOW MUCH of it we are going to eat. Eating doesn’t make us overweight, overeating and eating the wrong food does.
Most Americans don’t really know what the right way to eat is, so it becomes difficult to achieve these goals. We center our whole lives around food.
We use food and drink to celebrate, mourn and everything in between.
Stay focused on why you have your goal.
want to be fit and healthy so you can play with your kids?
want to feel confident when you look in the mirror?
want to get rid of a health problem such as high cholesterol or diabetes?
the reason, keep it at the forefront.
very easy to lose focus and forget why we are doing something.
If you need to create a vision board to help with this, do that.