Let’s get clear on your goals

If you’ve tried setting goals before but couldn’t stick with it, you’re in the right place.

Today, I’ll help you get clear on your goals and share my secret ingredient for staying on track.

Many people resist setting goals when they start on a weight loss journey. Perhaps they worry they’ll feel ashamed if they don’t achieve them, or maybe the number on the scales is so great that it seems impossible. Or perhaps, like me at 100 kilos, they’ve failed at so many diets that their expectations are low.

Either way, I encourage you to set a goal. You don’t have to tell anyone else, it’s just for you. Or feel free to email me with your goal if you want to someone to make you accountable.

Think of goal setting as a tool to get you laser focused. Being on a weight loss program without a goal is like needing glasses, everything is blurry. But when you set goals and know what you want, it’s like putting on a new pair of glasses – suddenly everything is clear, and you can see what you need to do going forward.  It takes the guesswork out of the process.

Here are 3 easy steps to help you get really clear and focused on your goals:

  1. Start by deciding the outcome you want {What’s the goal?}

Pick a number. Then think about whether you’ll be more motivated by crossing off each kilo you lose or is there a certain number on the scales you want to achieve.

You can also add a time-frame to your goal – maybe there’s an event such as a wedding to attend that will motivate you. But if you feel that adding a date to your goal could set you up for disappointment, don’t do it, as it’s not necessary.

  1. Decide what needs to change? {How will you achieve the goal?}

The next part to your goal setting is deciding what new healthy actions you’ll take moving forward. Rather than focusing on what you’re going to STOP doing, focus on what you’re going to START doing. For example, you’ll sign up for Annette’s mentoring program (you’ve already done that, how clever are you:-) ), follow Annette’s menu plans, include exercise each week and drink more water.

  1. Get specific

Once you decide what actions you’ll need to take, it’s time to add the details.

For example:

  • Stick to Annette’s menu plans – weigh and measure my portions and don’t add in extras
  • Exercise 4-5 times every week, for 30-45 minutes
  • Drink 2 litres of water every day
  • Check into our Facebook group each day to keep your motivation strong
  • Lean on the program and watch or read articles relating to how you’re feeling if having a down day

 

The final piece of the goal-setting puzzle

So, now you’re clear on WHAT you want to achieve, and HOW you’re going to achieve it. The only thing left is to know WHY you want to achieve your goal.

Why do you need to know your why? Because goals won’t get you out of bed in the morning eager to pound the pavement – it’s your ‘WHY’ that will do that for you.

You’ll find more on this in the UNDERSTANDING MY WHY document. You may have completed this when you started this program. Either way take a look and make sure it’s strong enough to keep you on target to your goal weight.



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