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!
A few years ago I remember seeing a chart of “burpee equivalents” for food. Do you remember it? A cookie = 141 burpees, a small meatball sub = 402 burpees, a Big Mac = 506 burpees…
Do you love “hacks” when it comes to fitness and health? I know I do! Well, these fruits and veggies below can help power up your workouts and recovery in a big way …And I bet the next time you see them in the grocery store, you’ll look at them in a whole new light!
Shocking stat! Only 1 out of every 10 people eat enough of this food group … Even though these foods help keep your heart healthy … your skin glowing … your energy high … your hormones balanced … and your tummy happy.
Raise your hand if you love a “how am I doing?” quiz. (I know I love them!) I’ve got a little fitness & health self-audit for you today to help keep you on track with your healthy habits. This can be a good self-check to see if you need to double down on your healthy habits after the past few months.