#1 Write your goals down and post them where you can see them every day
If your goal is 6 -pack abs or just to lower your blood pressure, write them down and post them where you can see them every day. Like the saying says, “out of sight out of mind”. If you are serious about achieving your fitness and fat-loss goals, remind yourself daily what you are trying to achieve and why they are important to you. Keeping them at the forefront of your mind will keep you on track to making decisions throughout the day that will further your fitness goals rather than detract from them. I recommend posting your goals on the refrigerator!
“If you are serious about achieving your fitness and fat-loss goals, remind yourself daily of what you are trying to achieve and why they are important to you”
#2 Be competitive with a friend!
Friendly competition never hurt anyone! Jimmy and I have been doing this for years! It always makes us both work just a little harder and the harder we work, the better our results have been! You only get out of it what you put into it and when you and a friend are pushing each other, you put in 100%.
“You only get out of it what you put into it”
#3 Reward yourself every time you achiever a goal!
I personally do this all the time! Why? Because it works! If I get all my workouts in each week I not only feel better and look better, I also give myself a reward for doing such and awesome job! Sometimes it’s something little like a beer from my favorite brewery Bootlegger in Fullerton (amazing unfiltered goodness!). Other times it is something big like a vacation…you get the point. When you do not make time for your goals, when you make excuses, when you just feel tired, forgo your free time and fun. Force yourself to accomplish the task at hand. You know that if you don’t achieve what you set out to accomplish, failure is a punishment that you can’t allow yourself to experience.
“Failure is a punishment that you can’t allow yourself to experience”
This is the perfect message at the perfect time for me! I was actually thinking about my weight loss and health goals and how badly I want to reach these goals this month. I am faced with some difficult hurdles and find myself struggling a little to stay on track so I was trying to figure out how to revive my committment to myself. As a person who NEVER exercised always thought it to be too complicated and unreachable for me. Probably because I have alway equated exercise with movies like Rocly etc., these simple things make be believe that I can do it and I don’t have run around yelling “Stella”!
Glad you liked it Sharon! Now I’m glad I wrote it =)
It is so easy to put off what you need to do today until tomorrow. I am a master procrastinator. Having the accountability of a written goal is great! I will try this.
I like having small rewards for the small goals met on the long journey. A new workout top or new music on my iPod. My weakness is sugar so it must be a non food item.
And of course a grand prize for reaching the finish line!