3 simple steps to reach long-term goals

Have you ever set a fitness goal that you knew was going to take you more than a few weeks to achieve and you failed to reach it?

If you’re like most people, you have.

Many people decide to make a change, set a goal, just to end up overwhelmed after realizing it’s gonna take some time to achieve….. some never move any farther than this step.

Let me ask you something, “How do you eat an elephant?”. The answer, “One bite at a time”. That’s exactly how you’re going to reach your long-term fitness goals.

Check it out…

Think of your ultimate goal.
Is it to drop your body fat down 15 – 20 percentage points, lose 70 pounds, or get back into your old clothes that are in the back of the closet? Keep in mind this may take 10 – 12 months or longer in some cases.

This is why way too many people give up before they even make any real progress. If you are going to reach that goal you can’t let that discourage you. Remember it takes several months or years to gain the unwanted weight and it’s going to take a while to get rid of it.

Next you need to break up your long-term goal into reasonable short term goals
Take your 12 month goal and break it down to a 6 month goal
now break that 6 month goal down to a 3 month goal
and finally break that 3 month goal down to a 1 month goal

After that, set process goals
Focus on the day to day process, not the final outcome that is too far in the future. This is great because now you don’t have to think about the 1 year goal, the 6, 3 or even the one month goal. The problem for far too many is we get caught up on the outcome and get overwhelmed and at a big goal and stop following the process.

Your process goals should be simple: exercise and follow a single nutrition habit today. That’s it! Do not waste time thinking about the 70 pounds you need to lose, or how yesterday sucked or what you have to do tomorrow. Live in the moment today and work your process goals TODAY and you’ll reach your long-term goals one day at a time.

Now, the most important thing…
Do something! The goal is no good until action is taken. Walk, do some quick body weight workouts or hire a trainer… just get started.

    Here’s your action steps (it only takes 10 minutes)

Step 1 – Set your ultimate goal. It doesn’t have to be weight related. It can be to be a certain size or even performance related; ie. run a mile in X minutes or do X pushups in 60 seconds on your toes.

step 2 – Break down your goals. If it is to drop from a size 20 to an 8, you should be at a 14 in 6 months, a 16 to 18 in 3 months and by one month you 20’s should have extra room.

step 3 – Set your process goals. Think of one nutritional change and one fitness change you will do daily.

Now go put that plan in to action!

Let me know if you need help with this. I’m here to help

Talk to ya soon,

Tony

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