A buzz word in the world of fitness and health is “goals”. A goal or target is a desired result and they are as different as the individuals setting them. They can be small scale or large.
When it comes to health and fitness; If you want to be successful, you absolutely must have a goal. The goal has to be specific and measurable and it must be attached to a timeline. If your goal does not contain these three attributes,then it is completely ambiguous and will never be achieved!
An inherent problem when most people start out is that they feel that the goals have to be lofty right off the bat. Nothing could be further from the truth. As a matter of fact, I recommend setting very attainable goals in the beginning. And do not attach large time lines to these first goals. Set several small goals on a daily or weekly basis. Something as simple as “My goal is to drink six glasses of water today.” or “My goal is to eat clean from Monday to Friday”.
What happens when you achieve these goals is that you automatically start along a path of positive self esteem for having done exactly what you said you were going to do. This creates a feeling of pride, accomplishment and enthusiasm which in turn creates momentum.
I challenge each and every person reading this blog right now, to write down “ONE” basic and attainable goal for this week…just one! I want you to read it every day 3x per day. See what happens. You become what you think about most, and the more you think about what you want the closer you get to having it!!
Peter Courtney is a personal fitness trainer with the award winning studio 360fit in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.