The first step to taking control of your health and getting into the best
shape of your life, is setting health goals.
It’s easy to say that you want to “lose weight” or “get in shape” — but without a specific goal, you’ll have a hard time actually achieving it.
Here’s a Tool kit about setting — and ultimately achieving — health goals.
1. Have a Vision – The first step in making health goals is having a vision of what you want to achieve. This should be something that you can monitor each day to ensure that you are staying on track. It can be something like I want to lose 5 Kgs in 3 months or I want to increase my Bench press by 10 Kgs in 6 weeks. You should write down your specific goals to increase your accountability. This sets the stage for actually reaching your goals.
2 After creating your mission statement and setting your health goals, the next step is to monitor your progress along the way. So if your goal is to lose weight, you should weigh yourself daily. You won’t lose weight every day. In fact, the weight may go up some days even if you are doing everything right. But you should see that the overall trend moves towards weight loss.
3. The final piece in achieving your health goals is surrounding yourself with like-minded people with similar goals. Having a circle of people to support you through the goal achieving efforts, helps you realise that you are not alone in this journey. Also you can be there to elevate others on their fitness journeys as well.
So get to work today to get in the best shape of your life.
It only takes one small change to create a healthy cycle of behaviors that you can follow for the rest of your life.