This week's topic is a very important, yet often overlooked piece of the transformation process. This crucial piece is setting goals. Now I know this may sound simple enough but I cannot overstate the importance of your goals. Think about it, if you don't have a clear idea of where you are going when you get in your car, it won't be long before you're lost and running out of gas! Fitness is very much the same way. If you don't have an idea of what exactly you're hoping to accomplish when you walk into a gym or when you purchase that cool new piece of training equipment you saw on an infomercial, then chances are you'll be headed nowhere fast. So start with simple goals and flesh them out with as much detail as possible. For example, don't just tell yourself that you're hiring a personal trainer or joining a gym to "lose weight". Instead, you're hiring a trainer or joining a gym to lose 5 pounds. How about taking this simple goal a step further by adding a time frame. I want to lose 5 pounds in 3 weeks. Once again we can expound on this goal even more. I want to lose 5 pounds in 3 weeks by going to the gym or meeting with my trainer 3 days a week. Now you not only have a clear idea of where you're going when you begin your journey, but you also know how long the trip will take and what mode of transportation you'll be using to get there! It's really that simple! So make it a little homework assignment for yourself today and write out one health and fitness goal that you can begin on right now!
Good luck and I wish you all good health and wellness.