The first step in making a change doing it. This is half the battle because without starting you aren’t going to get anywhere.
Setting a goal for yourself is extremely important. By setting a goal you are more likely to achieve the goal by making a plan and sticking to it. Here are some examples:
- I want to get fit
- I want to lose xx pounds
- I want to feel good about myself
- I want to get married in 2014
- I want a new job in 2014
These goals are pretty random but you get the idea. Create goals for yourself that YOU can control and make happen otherwise it’s unattainable. Once you decide on that attainable goal, make a plan. I will eat 1,500 calories a day, reduce my simple carbohydrate intake and workout for 60 minutes 4 days a week. This is a goal and a plan YOU can control.
Committment is probably the most difficult part. It’s so easy to say I want to lose weight or I want to get a six-pack. There were many times that I needed to re-commit myself in order to get where I wanted to go. It’s equivalent to working on a marriage.
Just because you didn’t lose 30 pounds in 3 months doesn’t mean that you should give up. Figure out what worked for you and what didn’t, forgive yourself and move on. Keep going to hit your goal.
My goal is to lose another 25 pounds by January 13, my 35th birthday. That’s roughly 3 months from now which makes it realistic even with some awesome holiday food days.
This is on my fridge as my friendly reminder….