How to Design a Foxy Body Roadmap
Getting started with a fitness and nutrition program can be quite overwhelming even if you’ve exercised in the past. There are so many questions: What do I do? How do I begin? What about weight training? How many days should I exercise? And the many more questions you may have.
Whether you goal is to lose weight, tone up, or simply lead a healthier lifestyle, a sound diet and exercise program is important, but setting health and fitness goals for yourself are one of the first and most important steps for long term success. Goals will be your guide so you know where to go and that you’re staying on track.
So today we’ll focus on setting goals. It’s important to have a roadmap guiding you where you want to go. It’s also important to track your progress along the way so you know you are moving in the right direction. Goals will help you to do this.
To get started with setting your goals, I have some specific questions for you. Yes, this will take a little bit of digging, but the idea is to dig deep and really understand your goals, why you want to achieve them, and how committed you are to making it happen.
- What do I want to accomplish with this fitness program? What are my goals? And be specific! (lose 10 lbs, run a 5K, lose 2 inches in my waist, lower my blood pressure)
- When do I want to reach my goal? (set a deadline, this is important!!)
- Why do I want to achieve these goals? (so you can live longer, keep up with your kids, look sexy for your mate, feel more confident, have more energy)
- What action steps will I take to reach my goals? Again be specific (workout 3 days/week, eat 5 veggies per day, drink 10 cups of water per day, invest in a coach to hold me accountable)
- How will you reward yourself when you reach your goals? (a vacation, a new outfit, a spa day)
- Am I committed 100% to reach these goals and if not what will get me to that 100%? (getting accountability and a realistic plan from a trainer, reassessing my priorities)
It’s important that your goals are realistic and attainable. Sorry, you’re just not going to lose 50 pounds by next month. A reasonable and healthy goal would be to lose 1-2 pounds each week. So losing 50 pounds can take anywhere from 6 months to a year. So go back and make sure your goals are reachable in the time frame you gave yourself. And if you’re not quite sure how to reach these goals, that is what this program is all about!
Now, it’s important that you are committed to reaching your goals and willing to do whatever it takes in order to be successful! So are you ready to take the leap and finally get a healthy and fit body? I hope so! If so it’s time to sign the worksheet. Make it a contract with yourself to reach your health and fitness goals.
And lastly, hang this paper where you can see it EVERYDAY so that you’ll constantly be reminded and motivated to reach your goals.
What are your health and fitness goals?