Crossing the Finish Line
I have noticed that a lot of people, I mean most people, will set a goal-specifically around weight loss but not accomplish it. They quit when the going gets tough, they quit when they get frustrated, they quit too soon to see any progress that is starting to happen. Why? Why do you quit when the going gets tough? Why do you quit before you even see results? Why?
You quit for 2 reasons.
1. no accountability. You don’t have someone to help you when the going gets tough. It’s easier to just stop and revert back to old habits then continue with the new habits.
2. no set action plan. You have a goal-like lose 30lbs but no clear path on how to get there. It’s like driving in a new city-if you don’t have directions you will never reach your destination.
How can we stop quitting and actually reach our goals? Here are a few steps you can do right now that will help you to stay on track and reach your goals.
- Accountability-get a buddy, a coach, a friend, a spouse-you need someone that will be able to help you when you have fallen down, someone that can help you when you don’t feel like going to the gym, someone that can cheer you on. Do not let your negative nelly of a friend be this person OR your unhealthy friend that has no interest in you or them getting healthy. You need to find someone that truly cares for you and wants to see you reach your goals.
- Create an action plan-set you goal then write down 3 things you can do that will help you reach that goal. Those 3 things are your action plan. It is something you can do everyday that will help you reach that goal. Here is an example: Goal-lose 30lbs
1. workout 3 days per week
2. drink 1/2 my bodyweight in oz of water per day
3. focus on eating protein and produce during my meals
Those are 3 steps you can do daily that will get you to your goals. You accountability person is the one that will make sure you get to your goal when the going gets tough.
Now, that we have laid it out, it looks so easy doesn’t it? But we all know it’s not-that’s where your why comes in. Why do you want to reach this goal? Your why has to be big enough to get you out of bed in the morning. Using our example above-this person wants to lose 30lbs. Why-because they want to be the fun grandma. That is a big WHY. Maybe yours is so you can feel more comfortable in your clothes or maybe it is so you don’t have to “diet” for vacation anymore, or maybe it’s to get off your medicine due to your poor nutrition choices. Whatever your why is, it has to be BIG!
Now, that you have the steps all you have to do is take action.
I would love to hear from you-what is your why, what is your goal and what is your action plan? If your interested in learning more about nutrition coaching sign up for a 20 minute discovery call here