Have you ever noticed how some goals make you feel like you’re at the mercy of outside forces (like the scale or how your clothes fit?)

… while other goals put you firmly in the driver’s seat?

I don’t know about you, but I like to be in charge of my goals and whether or not I achieve them. 

It looks like this:

You can’t directly CONTROL the end result. For example, you can’t actually control “losing 20 pounds” … even if you wanted to. 

But what you CAN control is the actions you need to take to make it happen – like adjusting your nutrition and changing your workouts (among other things). 

Creating ACTION-based goals are not only great for your confidence and building momentum, but they will also give you hyper-clear benchmarks for success!

Basically, if you just DO what you set out to do, you win.

As a side effect, they also help you reach any aesthetic goals you might have for yourself. (Like losing that 20 pounds or fitting into those goal jeans!)

You can set ACTION-based goals based on:

  • Eating balanced, healthy, portion-controlled meals for 90% of your meals
  • Getting in x # of quality, programmed workouts a week
  • Sleeping 7-8 hours a night
  • Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day

To make it fun, you can motivate yourself with rewards along the way – like a new workout outfit, getting a massage, taking a day trip, getting a new activity tracker, etc.

This works – and builds confidence – because you have control over your ACTIONS and can see (and feel) a direct result from what you do. 

The more you take intentional action, the better you feel … and that’s a win-win!

Take a look at one of the goals you have set for yourself. Can you turn that into a tangible action-based goal to help you get there?

Write it down and get it in your calendar!

The 12 Days of ‘Fitmas’ Challenge

The 12 Days of ‘Fitmas’ Challenge

Regular exercise will help you blow off some stress, boost your immunity, improve your sleep and lower your risk of a long list of chronic diseases. This workout is proof that you can get all those benefits in a short amount of time!

Rob is the owner and founder of Fitness Lifestyle Personal Training. He has been training for over thirty-three years; seventeen of those years as a personal trainer helping others reach their goals.