goal setting

I have been in the health and fitness industry for 14 years. I started out after I lost a significant amount of weight (75 lbs) and wanted to be able to share my experience with others.

Those 14 years have taught me many lessons from my clients and from myself, many of which I have shared in this newsletters, but one that just keeps popping up is if you really want something you will do whatever it takes to get it.

Some of the things I have heard over the years:

“But I have kids and they don’t eat like me…”

“But I have tried before and it didn’t work…”

“But I work a lot or have a busy schedule…”

“But I have tried everything…”

“But I don’t have the time to prep my meals…”

“But I don’t like leftovers…”

“But healthy food tastes boring…”

I could go on and on and on and on…seriously…I have heard all of them.

The people who see results still say those things….gosh, I have even said some of them. The people who see results are just honest with themselves. They either really want it or they don’t, and quite honestly, it’s ok if they don’t.

If you really want something, you will do whatever it takes to get it. You really want a fancy car, and I mean really want a fancy car, like it’s all you think about? You will make it happen. You really want to lose weight and become healthy you will do whatever it takes. The alternative is saying you want something but your actions speaking otherwise.

This is why proper goal setting is so important, especially with a professional, because that person can tell you exactly what needs to happen for you to reach your goals, i.e:

Goal: I want a Tesla

Action steps:

-My income would have to be higher

-I would need to save a significant down payment

-I would need to ensure that I have the resources to house that type of car since it will need to charged/

which means living in an apartment wouldn’t be suitable, which means I would need to be in a house

Do I really want a Tesla? Nope. While I certainly want to have a higher income, I have no intentions of moving into a house anytime soon so I am not willing to make that sacrifice, which means no Tesla.

Goal: I want to lose 10 lbs

Actions steps:

-I need to eat every 4 hours a healthy breakdown of the necessary macro-nutrients for my body

-I have busy schedule which means I will have to commit to 1-2 hours of meal prep on Sundays

-I need to get in 5 days of cardio and weight training

-I need to drink enough water

-I need to sleep 7-8 hours a night

Do I really want to lose 10 lbs? Yes. I can commit to those actions steps and will.

If you are frustrated with a lack of results in any area of your live, evaluate what you really want in that area and what that means for you. If you are not willing to commit to those actions, then reset, create new goals, refocus. There is nothing wrong with being honest with yourself and changing your goals. I would rather a person tell me they are not ready to commit to what it takes to lose 10 lbs but they can commit to just making it consistently to their sessions and getting enough sleep. Being clear on what you want and what it takes to get there is, I think, the key to success.

We want to help you set the right goals. That is why we are here. If you are frustrated please come meet with us and let’s have a heart to heart talk about what it will take to reach your goals and what we can to support you.

Onward and upward my friends! Let’s continue to make this ‘The Year of Outstanding.’