Hey guys! So a few posts ago I reviewed Jillian Michaels new book Slim for Life. One of my favorite parts of the book was her advice on setting goals for your health. I know this is a pretty basic idea, but there’s something about reading her advice on the topic that made it feel like new information. Plus there’s nothing like sitting down and mapping out your goals to get you motivated and help you feel in control.
First set your long-term goal: For me its to lose 65lbs in 8 months
Now your long-term goal can seem pretty lofty, even now typing it out my own gave me heart palpitations and several slivers of doubt. BUT the key to reaching that long-term goal is to make smaller more manageable goals. These will help build the habits and behaviors that will get you to that ultimate goal. That said, behold my pyramid of goaliness!
Ultimate Goal: Lose 65lbs in 8 months
Monthly Goal: Drop 8lbs each month (seems doable)
Weekly Goals: Each week I will lose 2lbs. I will use JM Body Revolution 6 days a week and burn 300-400 calories per workout.
Daily Goals: I will stay within my daily calorie allowance. I will not eat my calorie deficit. I will not snack after dinner. (After dinner snacking is my biggest pitfall…gonna nip that in the bud!)
So there you have it…not a literal pyramid shape but a goal pyramid non-the-less. Do you guys set goals? Does writing them down make you more likely to work to achieve them?