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Fitness Tip - Goal Setting

Goal setting is an important piece of any changes that you make in your life. Whenever you get started making changes in any way I am sure that you have found that the giddiness that you feel at the beginning feels like it will keep you going as long as it takes. After a while we all know that doubts creep in and before you know it the excitement is replaced by doubt and the things that seemed important now feel like a chore.

Well if we start every new plan by setting goals correctly we will have more than a fighting chance once the excitement fades we will have A PLAN.

Goal setting is a simple process, you decide what you want, make lists of why you want your goals as well as a list of what could stop you, make a plan decide what you will use as goal posts as you move toward the goal and finally once you reach your goal you celebrate the achievement.Let’s try this out with a weight loss goal:
Goal, to lose 30 pounds
Why, to feel and be more healthy, prove to myself I can do anything that could stop me, people offering food, bad weather for workouts, tiredness
Plan, to do cardio 3 days a week and weights 2 days a week, to cut the size of my meals, to cut out
all sugar except for once a day, get lots of sleep to rest from the
changes and workouts
Goal posts, lose 2 pounds
per week, 30 pounds should be lost in 15 weeks, adjust diet and
exercise as needed;
Celebrate, after finishing
this weight loss get a family picture taken with me in new clothes

This goal setting system is almost foolproof, the only thing that you should add if you can is a partner and someone that you can talk to about your progress, a spouse maybe or a personal trainer if it is a exercise goal.

Now go forward and make some goals! One more thing that I learned from listening to Tony Robbins is that when you do make a goal don’t leave the site of a goal without taking an action towards it’s attainment.

Copyright 2005 Bill Nadraszky
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