A goal without a plan is just a dream.
Goals are an integral part of our success. They give us direction and purpose. But how do we go about structuring our goals?
Firstly you need a destination. What is your goal and what are you trying to achieve?
In this example we will say that we want to lose 5kg’s. This would be a great goal but i also encourage you to think bigger.
From this final destination, we want to reverse engineer our way back.
To lose 5 kg our nutrition and training methods will have to align with this goal.
What does this look like?
Start doing some kind of exercise, preferable weight training
Increase our intake of nutrient rich whole foods & reduce our intake of processed fast foods
Increase our water intake and manage our sleep.
These are still quite vague so next up we set some smaller weekly goals that will pave the way.
The below are some examples of more specific weekly/daily goals:
- Aim to exercise 3 days per week.
- Cook our dinner each night using whole foods.
- Only have one “fast food meal” per week.
- Drink 3l of water per day.
- Sleep for 7-8 hours per night.
This still may seem like too much so we break it down further by starting with only ONE goal at a time.
This week we just focus on exercise, then next week if we feel comfortable, add in another goal.
With consistency, over time these small goals will eventually lead to our 5kg of weight loss.
and once you reach your goal you start the process again.