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Today’s Quick Tip:
*Set Process and Practice Based Goals*
What the heck do I mean by this?
Lots of times when people set goals, they set outcome based goals. Like: “I will lose 10 pounds,” “I will run a mile,” “I will squat 200#.” While it’s good to have these goals, also think about the goals you need to achieve in order to reach those OTHER goals.
-”I will eat 5 servings of vegetables today, and I will drink 3 liters of water.” (To work toward the weight loss goal)
-”I will exercise daily, even if it’s not as long or exactly what I had planned on doing.” (For the running goal)
-”I will squat once per week with emphasis on adding weight to the bar each session.” (For the squat goal)
When we focus on the things we need to do to achieve an outcome, and make THOSE processes our goals-the outcomes take care of themselves. If you make your goals to hit a certain number of exercise or activity minutes, and to hit certain amounts of food eaten-your weight loss goal will happen. You can’t hit the end goal without going thru the processes to get there.
So, look at what you have to do to reach your long term goal. And set goals for the PROCESSES you need to do to get there.
Little steps, one at a time, to reach your goal. Consistent work over time gets you there.
On our Facebook page we have a section for “Goals and Accountability”-check it out, and post up your goals, or if you need help in choosing a goal. (Oh, and it would be cool if you “Like” the GFF page while you’re there
You can also post up your goal below-share and share alike!
Tomorrow, Day 4.
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