Fitness 101: how to set the right goals
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When it comes to goal setting it can be a really powerful process. Writing down your goals and putting them somewhere you can see them every single day is so important. Whether it be putting your goals on the fridge or next to your bed this is a great way to keep you motivated and on track every single day. Another excellent way of displaying your goals is by creating a vision board so you can stick motivation quotes, pictures and list your goals as well. This can be a really colourful process that is a lot of fun and the board will be something you actually want to look at and that will make you feel good.
I am a massive goal setter to the point where my goals are stuck up on my kitchen wall for all to see. I strongly believe that your dreams will not come to reality unless you set both short term and longer term goals.
Short term goals should be ones that you set yourself weekly and that are achievable. There is nothing more satisfying then ticking off your goals whether it be daily or each week. Short term goals can be anything from writing up your training schedule for the week or making sure that during the week your food is on track by prepping in advance or eliminating alcohol from your world for the next two weeks or allocating some time to spend meditating. If your goal happens to be losing weight breaking that goal down into chunks that are realistic and achievable is the way to go about it. These shorter term goals need to lead to your big scary goal, so planning backwards is important. Get your big scary long term goal and then create a plan as to how you are going to achieve it.
Long term goals should be one or two big scary goals that you want to achieve in a longer time frame. When it comes to setting big scary goals it has to be something that gets you out of your comfort zone, this is the only way you will grow as a person and really achieve things that you never thought were possible. Everyone should have a big scary goal, mine is to make such an impact in women's health and wellbeing around the world and to also part take in various charity work that Ellen DeGeneres will want me on her show talking about the positive movement I have been able to create. That is a big goal and one that I created when I started my business five years ago, one that was discussed as a joke but as my business progresses and my hard work starts to pay off my belief in this goal is growing.
Goal setting can have a profound effect on every aspect of your life whether it be weight loss, a marathon, securing a new job, or planning to have a baby. Whatever it is putting your goals out into the universe is powerful stuff and once you voice your goals you will start to believe in them. Once you can start to believe in what you want to achieve your confidence will grow and you will start to become what it is you want to achieve.
Kim Beach is a Sydney based personal trainer with 13 years of experience in the industry. She has four online programs and just published her first book 'Beach Fit'. Visit kimbeach.com for more info.
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