What we measure, we can improve. Data provides important feedback to know if the work you are doing is taking you in the right direction. For that reason, setting clear and measurable goals is very important. But….it can seem scary and overwhelming for some. If that is you, I have some good news. Your goals can be made simple. Take them in small pieces, and keep them realistic and manageable. For example, “I want to lose 100 pounds” can seem daunting. Breaking it down into smaller parts makes it feel much more attainable, and by reviewing your actions toward your goal, you can realize accomplishments even before you step on the scale.
Let’s look a little closer at this example.
1) I want to lose 100 pounds > huge and overwhelming
2) I want to lose 4-8 pounds in the next four weeks > smaller, short term goal leading toward the larger goal
3) I will exercise consistently 3-4 days per week, drink 10-12 glasses of water each day, and replace one unhealthy meal each day with 1-2 servings of lean protein, steamed vegetables, healthy fat > actions you can control and track
Of course, this is just one simple example, and your goals and program will be tailored specifically for you. As your coach, I can help you establish realistic, achievable goals and positive, manageable, sustainable habits that will move you toward your goal. Contact me at email@example.com
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