How to Reach Your 2016 Goals
You have to do more than wish for weight loss. You have to do more than think about it. And you have to do more than have one “clean” eating day a couple times a week. If you want more, you’ll need to act and act consistently. Want to reach your 2016 weight loss goals? You’ve got to carefully choose the highest impact behaviors for you, narrow it down to the most important one or two and then get your butt to work.
But sometimes it can feel so daunting! What should I eat & when? What should I avoid? How important is exercise? What IS most important? We read dozens of different recommendations and most of them are conflicting. We become consumed by analysis paralysis. There are so many options and we don’t know which course to take. Been there, done that. Wasted lots of time along the way! If my results were measured by how much I’ve thought about weight loss, eating right and intense exercise – oh man – I’d be the leanest, strongest woman on the planet!!!
The good news is that we are over complicating it. At the end of the day, nothing you read matters. Nobody’s recommendations about the “right way” and “wrong way” are relevant to you. The ONLY thing that matters for you is what works for YOU and what YOU will consistently do. What makes you feel great? What kinds of habits or behaviors will you actually look forward to? Which give you energy? Which make you feel strong and powerful? What will you actually DO? CONSISTENTLY!!!!
Consistently [kuh n-sis-tuh nt-lee] adverb – constantly adhering to the same principles, course, form.
Constantly. To the SAME principles. Not getting distracted by the next new thing and trying it after a few days. Please, no more dieting ADD – looking at the latest, greatest approach from some random person’s point of view and deciding “oooh! shiny thing! I’ll try that!”
This doesn’t require creating a long list of rules and, with military precision, checking them off a list each day. Here’s a simple approach to finding, and doing, what works for you.
Each morning, set aside 5 minutes. Sit down with a pen & paper and think about where your life currently is and where you want it to be. Lets say you’re currently 180 lbs but would like to get to 150. That’s the point at which you can fit into your sexy jeans and feel good about yourself. Now write down 2 things you can do today to help you move from point A to point B. Not 20 things you need to do this month. Just two things you can (and will) do today.
When I first started out on my weight loss journey they were things like:
- Drink enough water
- Get to bed on time
- Eat vegetables with every meal
- Make sure to eat breakfast within 1 hour of waking up
As I’ve progressed throughout my journey, my 2 things often include things like:
- Exercise for at least 30 minutes 6 days a week
- Eat only when I’m hungry (I get tempted to eat when I’m bored or procrastinating)
- Eat at least 5 vegetables each day
- Journal my hunger/mood/cravings/energy
There is always something you can do to move towards your goals. You can stop worrying about the perfect plan or which set of advice is right and which is wrong. Just act. Pick something that is important to YOUR success and do it. Do it every day. Keep identifying small steps you can take towards your goal and practice, practice, practice.
I recommend keeping at least 1 of your 2 target items the same each day (until they become effortless or until they no longer produce results) so that you can make it habitual and part of your daily life.
If you feel like you’re ready to take this on – if you feel like 2016 is the year you’re going to crush your goals and get healthier than you’ve ever been – you’re EXACTLY the person I want to work with.
My most popular 8 week program, Sweet Success, starts on January 18th and we focus on 3 areas only. These 3 areas ensure you reach your goals as quickly, ensure you never slide back or yo-yo diet again, and learn how to have a sustainable plan to develop into a lifestyle without fad diets and crazy cleanses.
- Based on real nutrition.
- How to develop a powerful mindset so you don’t become one of those people who start and quit a new program every 6 months.
- And I’m going to teach you what type of exercise that work best for you based on your schedule, body type, and enjoyment level so you never have to do an exercise you hate.
This group is limited to only 20 women. We’re going to connect every single day. I’ll provide education, motivation, inspiration, and, most importantly, constant, ongoing support. If you’re ready, check out all the details HERE.
Don’t give up. Don’t get frustrated. Just keep moving!