In this series were going to talk about the different things that we need to put in place, in order to succeed with your health and fitness.
Step 1. Goal Setting
Having a plan and setting goals is key!
What you need to do is to work out why you’re actually wanting to be active.
So firstly choose an overarching goal / or a main reason you are wanting to be active or change your health
In the next step you simply look deeper into your goal and work out why you actually want to achieve it.
Overarching goal = “I want to lose weight”
Why do you actually want to lose weight?
do you want to lose weight because it makes you feel good,
do you want to be a great role model for your children,
do you want to do it to fight off diabetes and lower your risk of other chronic diseases?
These are the deeper goals that are the real reasons and are the big motivators for change – not just weight loss.
New goal = weight loss to feel good and avoid heart disease
Now that you’ve got your main goals sorted you need to work out whether your goals are actually important to you or not.
How you rate their importance can simply be a scale of 1 to 10.
1 being it’s not important 10 being it’s highly important.
If your goal is less than a 6 – you need to find a more important reason to change!
Now that you know its important, you need to work out whether the goal is actually urgent for you to achieve.Simply apply the same 1 to 10 scale and if you’ve got a high urgency and a high importance you’re more likely to put the steps forward to actually start being more active, improve your health and achieve your goals!
Simply apply the same 1 to 10 scale and if you’ve got a high urgency and a high importance you’re more likely to put the steps forward to actually start being more active, improve your health and achieve your goals!
Next – we will look into the actual planning of exercise or health changes