Why do we find it so hard to lose weight and stay on track? In my opinion, I find this often comes down to not tracking or measuring.
What are the 5 key steps to achieve your goals?
- Define your goals, motivation, and commitment.
- Evaluate where you are right now.
- Design a COMPLETE program to achieve your goals.
- Take ACTION and implement your program.
- Regularly assess your progress and update your program.
What gets measured gets done. FACT. Without measuring where you are when you start, and continuously tracking your progress, you’ll never know if you’re succeeding.
Take these two very different clients. We’ll call them Mary and Joan. Mary wants to lose ‘a bit of weight’, starts dieting and working out. Every week she keeps going until she fells better about herself and her clothes feel looser. She’s no idea how much weight she has lost or how many inches lost. Motivation starts to go.
Joan wants to lose 10 lbs exactly. She’s decided she’s going to do that by losing 2lbs per week, and one inch off her body every week. She takes before photos and measurements, and tracks her progress as she goes. She feels motivated by the evidence she sees week in week out, and if she strays a little, she knows straight away.
It’s the same people that fail week after week, month after month….Track, track, track and you will be successful.
Have a great day!