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Goal Setting

Setting goals can be a blue print for victory or a design for failure. To start developing your goals first look at your past history. Have you been successful in completing your goals?  If the answer is yes, you probably have a formula for success and you should stick to your blueprint. If the answer is no, then you need to start with the basics and build a program that works.

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Basics – The first thing you want to do is decide what your goal is. The key here is to be as specific as possible.  Do you want to have more energy? What will you do with that energy once you have it? Will you work more? Play more? The more specific you make your goal, the better your odds of reaching that goal.

Supporting Your Goal – Once you have established what exactly you are trying to achieve, the next step is to set up your environment in a way that encourages your success. Here are some suggestions that you may want to try.

Ask for help – Discuss your goal with your spouse or friends. Have them remind you of the commitment that you made to yourself if you find yourself faltering.

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No matter what you are trying to achieve you will go through periods of time when things do not go smoothly. This is the time you need to review your original goal, why it is important to you and make sure that it is still realistic. Make sure you leave yourself enough time to accomplish the various segments of your goal. We have a tendency to design our programs assuming that everything will run smoothly. Look at your past history, has this happened before? If so, leave a buffer zone of time so you do not feel stress about accomplishing your objectives.

Your health goals will intertwine with your life goals. By accomplishing health objectives, you will find that other parts of your life become more balanced. Good health will provide you with more energy for work or play. Think how good you felt the last time you fit into that dress or suit that made you feel special. Or how it made you feel when someone told you how good you looked. The cost for all that energy, feeling and looking good is very inexpensive. All you have to do is prioritize. Put time aside every week for yourself. Whether it is spending time in the gym or with your trainer, going for a walk, practicing yoga or whatever makes you feel good. Make sure that you take care of yourself, because if you don’t, no one else will.

 

DISCLAIMER

Important: The information on this site is not intended to treat or diagnose any injuries, illness or any type of acute or chronic conditions. Always consult your physician before starting any exercise program or any type of treatment for any type of health condition.