And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. Habakkuk 2:2-3
What are your Goals? What is your “So That"?
This is the first step in starting your journey with Get You In Shape.
Step #1 - What are your Goals? Why are those Goals important to YOU or what is your “so that"? What would your comment level be on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest?
Answer the following two questions and put the answers down somewhere you can see them throughout the day.
What specifically would you like to achieve with your health and fitness in the next 6 weeks?
Make sure your goals are YOURS and are specific when it comes to what you want and when you want it. Write down how many pounds you want to lose, inches you want to shed, dress/pant sizes you want to lose. Write things such as how many times a week you will commit to working out and goals for your nutrition program. It is important to make small, short-term goals and long-term goals. A goal to lose 1-2 pounds a week would be a healthy start to anyone looking for long-term weight loss. Another example would be to make a goal of starting to walk one time a day to get in the habit of moving at least once. Remember, you did not get to where you are overnight, so it will take some time get in shape. Short-term goals will help keep you motivated and focused on the goal. Setting a long-term goal will keep you encouraged to continue working to achieve you goals.
Step #2 What is SO THAT?
This is your WHY behind wanting to actually achieve those goals
Here are a few examples of goals we hear on a daily basis :“I want to lose 30 Pounds.” “I would like to have more energy.” “I want to be healthier.” “I want to be able to get off my prescription medicine.” These are all great goals but you have to have a WHY or a SO THAT which will allow you to actually achieve your goals. With out a big enough SO THAT you are more than likely to continue to say that goal or have that goal following you without it coming to pass.“I want to lose 30 pounds SO THAT I feel better about myself, I have more energy to play with my kids and I am a better spouse. “ The reasons WHY someone may want to lose weight have to be bigger than the goal itself. I want to have more energy SO THAT I can run around with my kids and play with them instead of always needing to sit down. Having a big enough SO THAT will allow you to do the things necessary to help get the results and benefits you are looking for.
It is important to put your goals and SO THAT somewhere for you can see them daily. Put it on your dresser in your room, in your bathroom, or in your car. This will help you fight any urges you may get that steer you away from your goal.
Step #3 Write Down Your Goals, Action Plans and So That
Download the pdf above to complete this. Make a few copies and put it somewhere that you can see the goals throughout the day.
AGAIN..... MAKE SURE YOU CAN SEE YOUR WRITTEN GOALS & SO THAT THROUGHOUT THE DAY. This will be KEY in helping you reach your goals because if you are not visualizing your goals and why you want your goals, you will make some unhealthy choices.
Step #4 Vision Board
Carve out some time to complete a VISION BOARD so that you can see what your goals are and your SO THAT. If your SO THAT is about your family, every time you see a picture of your family, you should think about WHY you are eating healthier, WHY you are taking care of your body, WHY you are choosing to turn the TV off and get the sleep you need, etc.
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