Step 1. What is your why?
Choose a strong why. It needs to be important enough that when life gets busy or you want to quit, you won’t. Your why can be anything, as long as it is important to you.
Ex. Why – I want to look good.
Step 2. Outcome goal.
Choose a realistic outcome goal. What do you want to accomplish? This goal is going to be your finish line. Something you’re aiming for. Unless you have a time specific goal such as running in a race, put this goal in the back of your mind.
Ex. Outcome goal – I want to lose 10 pounds.
Step 3. Behavior goal.
Choose a behavior goal that will get you closer to your outcome goal. When deciding on this goal, I want you to consider your lifestyle. If you enjoy Sunday brunch with friends, don’t cut out all restaurant meals as your behavior goal. Yes, you can probably stick with it for a while, but you will most likely be unhappy. Pick something that you know you can accomplish.
Ex. Behavior goal – I will eat more fruits and veggies.
Step 4. Action goal.
Choose an action goal that fits with the behavior goal. This will become a habit that will lead you toward accomplishing your outcome goal.
Ex. Action goal – I will eat 1 cup of veggies with lunch and dinner and 1 serving of fruit with snacks.
Step 5. Create a routine.
Use your action goal to create a routine that fits within your lifestyle.
Ex. Routine – Eat a fruit with breakfast and afternoon snack every day. Eat a salad with lunch and a roasted veggie with dinner every day.
Once your action goal becomes a habit, then you will choose another action goal. If you’re consistent with your behavior and action goals then your outcome goal will take care of itself.
One last tip, tell your goals to at least one person you trust. This can be a friend, a significant other, or anyone. Telling someone will help you be accountable and will give you support when you want to give up.
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