We all have things in life we want to achieve, some big, some small, and there’s even those far out dreams that are so huge we can’t even envision them yet. I truly believe that we are capable of achieving any goal we set about to accomplish. It will be hard and it will take some work but as long as we have a real true exact idea of what we want include the roadmap to it, it will make dreams into realities. Write the vision and make it plain, then get to work honey.
1.Plan your Success – Define what you really want.
It’s not enough to say, “I want to be healthier.” Make a quantifiable and measurable goal. You can’t control losing 10 lbs., however you can control how much you eat and what you eat as well as how much you exercise and how long you will exercise for.
2.Get Specific! – Find an emotional reason why.
You can focus on positive things or awful things, either way, discover what will make it an absolute must to achieve your goal. It should be a massive reason, like I want to be able to live a long and prosperous life with my family or for my children to have a positive role model on healthy habits, or I want to go skydiving (name the place) and meet the weight limit requirements (list the weight limit), or I want to fit into the roller coast at the amusement park (name the ride and place) and go on the rides with my family, or I want to fit into my mother’s or grandmother’s wedding dress, or even I want to avoid dying earlier or having a heart attack or stroke or some other diease.
3.Break your goal in to steps – fill in the details.
With an action plan of small steps and then even smaller steps. Take your top goal then divide it into 3 to 5 small steps that can be done over a month or a week, then divide those steps into even smaller steps that can be done during the week or in a day. Anything can be done in 5 minutes, so if that means you need to break things down into 5 minute chucks of time, then do it.
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4.Schedule your steps - Put them on your calendar.
The steps that you created for the day, week, or month should be integrated into your calendar as a priority. Be mindful and kind to yourself on tough days especially if you’re going through some heavy emotional baggage. If you didn’t get the results you were hoping for you should be able to look at your calendar and see why. You should be tracking your progress as well as your stumbling blocks. If you were on vacation it could’ve been harder to stick with you plan. Plan your workouts and food into your life not work it around it.
5.Accountability - Tell someone you trust.
People who normally give you positive feedback during your life is the place to start. People who wish only the best for you and who support you in your endeavors. Let them know the situation and how you need them to keep you accountable. Whether with weekly check-ins, photos, or cracking a whip, or have them signup with you.
6.Track your Success - Review your progress regularly.
Weekly is best, then monthly, and quarterly/yearly. Create a routine that will keep you consistent. Pick a day of the week and a time to check in with yourself. Bonus- download the Weekly Planning worksheet.
7.Share your Success – At every level.
Better yet, join the Curvy Runner Girls group on Facebook and declare your goal, and share your progress throughout the journey.