One of the most common reasons I see people stalling or not reaching their goals is that they don’t really have them! They might feel like they do but “ Lose weight” isn’t a goal.
A goal is, “ I am going to lose 10 pounds by March 31st.” Declaring a specific number and giving a deadline causes the brain and emotions to react differently. Actions matter more when goals are specific. We KNOW we won’t hit that goal if we cheat on our nutrition or skip workouts in that 5 week period. It’s a short period of time to reach an attainable goal! It helps us focus our energy, knowing there is a deadline ( and a stopping point).
Ambiguous goals actually hinder our progress. It's easy to make excuses when it seems like the work never ends. We have more success when we are laser focused and planning our cheats and treats rather than caving in weak moments because we've " been working so hard we deserve a break". We deserve to feel excited about our lives!! And when we crush our goals we feel amazing! That celebration might come with a margarita or a slice of cake but treating ourselves before we reach the goal only brings discouragement.
If you have been struggling, losing and gaining the same few pounds, not being consistent with your nutrition or your workouts, I want you to take some time today and write out your health goal for this month and for the entire year! Where do you want to be in a month? In a year? How will you feel when you hit that goal? Dream about it! You deserve to feel that good about yourself! Not just as a person that has lost weight or gained muscle but as someone who makes goals and crushes them! It feels AWESOME!!
Here is a helpful tip from Chalene Johnson:
"Your goals should mesh with your priorities. Take some time to decide on your priorities in life. What’s most important to you? What do you refuse to compromise? Now, ask yourself if your goals align with your priorities…ALL of them. Each and every goal you set should align with your top priority. If for some reason one of your goals compromises your priorities, think outside the box and find a creative way to achieve your goal while honoring what’s important to you."
One of my priorities is my family. This means my progress is slower at times because my goals have to reflect what's best for my whole family! I would do double workouts everyday and never have any food in the house that slowed down my progress, but that doesn't serve my husband or my kids. My goals have to be attainable with that in mind! I ask myself, what can I do to push myself within those perimeters and then I go for it!
One of the ways I hold myself accountable to this is through my challenge group! I set public goals, I log my workouts, I share what I am eating, I share when I fail. The process of recording it all and being vulnerable with others spurs me on to greater success.
Right now, in this moment, I want you to cast aside ANY discouragement or shame you feel. The problem isn't that you don't have what it takes to lose weight, eat healthier, or work out. The problem is you haven't had a true measureable GOAL and the tools to complete it. Ive met women that had the goal but truly had no idea of how to eat to make it a reality. They stocked their house with foods they thought were healthy, they made changes, worked out and saw very little in the way of results. They needed to understand nutrition before they could make effective goals. You need the goal and the proper tools! That is why I LOVE what I do! I get to provide women with an arsenal of tools, help them set goals, and then encourage them as they work their butts off! Those moments when they lose the first few pounds, do their first push-up, up their weights for the first time, and see that they have what it takes to make their wishes come to life is THE BEST!!! I see it everyday, so believe me when I say YOU can do this!!
We have a group starting March 5th and I would LOVE to see your beautiful among these awesome ladies! Message me to learn more about the process or you can reach out here! Don't wish for things your whole life, set a goal and make them happen!
"And Aubrey was her name. A not so very ordinary girl or name."(Or so says David Gates ;) I'm a wife to Phillip, a mother to Scarlett and Juliet. We live in the beautiful city of Thornton, Co. I'm a recovering red bull addict. I love to read. I hate to cook. I seek to be inspired and also to inspire others. I am a Beachbody Coach on a quest to be truly healthy mind, soul, and body and challenge others to do the same.