Let’s be real – we talk a ton about what our goals are, but sometimes it can be super frustrating trying to figure out how to get there! In fact, it can feel like you’re running in circles and going nowhere. From there, things can quickly turn into a downward spiral, and then you’re back to square one. Ugh.
So let’s talk about how you can achieve your goals in a realistic, and effective way. It would sure be nice if those magic weight loss pills and tummy trainers actually worked without having a negative impact on your health, but let’s get one thing straight: any quick fixes are most likely a scam, and at the very best they won’t give you lasting results. At the very worst, they’ll actually impact your health negatively. Not good.
Get where you want to be in a way that lasts AND is healthy?
Well, it requires a lot of work and a little patience, but it’s sooo doable. First, you need to identify where you want to be. What’s your ultimate goal? Is it 10 lbs slimmer? Is it the ability to lift a certain amount or run a certain distance? This is called your macro goal.
Next, come up with some realistic ways that you can work towards that macro goal. These are things like sticking to a healthy meal plan for a certain number of days a week, getting a sweat sesh in every day, drinking enough water, or getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night. These actions that contribute to your goal are called micro goals. These seemingly small, daily actions, are what will get you to where you want to be. They’re the most important thing in the journey to accomplishing your goal.
Ultimately, the key component to achieving your goal is building a daily fitness routine. This routine is made up of all of those juicy micro goals, and if you stick to them, then before you know it, you’ll look in the mirror or step into the gym and realize that you’ve made it! Sounds pretty amazing, right?
Create a daily routine that works for YOU?
In order to build a daily routine that you can stick to and works for you, try writing down a few micro goals to build into your week. Be honest, if you don’t think you can maintain a specific micro goal right now, then put it off for a few weeks – you’ll get there! Start with the things you know you can stick to, and build your micro goals from there. Maybe you start with drinking x amount of water bottles a day, getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night, and getting a 10-minute sweat sesh on your LSF app in every day.
As time goes on, you’ll start to feel better and your body will crave more. That is when you keep adding on micro goals, and once you hit your ultimate goal, don’t stop there – keep going! Health and fitness is all about leveling up and elevating, so you’ll just keep getting better than you ever could’ve imagined!
Stay motivated —
Before you speed off: there will be days that you fall off the wagon, and that’s okay! We all have those days. The trick is to resist the temptation to get discouraged and lean into your failure. Instead of binge-eating, or crawling into bed for the rest of the day, get right back up! Fix yourself and ultra-healthy meal from one of the LSF Healthy Meal Plans, or go for a refreshing run! One bad day isn’t going to be detrimental, but if it negatively impacts your mindset, it could be.
So what are you waiting for?? Go grab your cutest pen and your LSF planner and start coming up with that perfect daily fitness routine – your goal won’t know what hit it!