Never Give Up Working Towards Your Fitness and Weight Loss Goals

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How can we differentiate between our dreams for our health and fitness and true goals that we can set and achieve? Our personal wish list may contain many things that we would desire but are in fact not based on reality.

For example, resolving to lose 40 pounds in the next 6 months is not something that is achievable as you have wanted to do for the last five years, and every year after a month or so you have abandoned your plans to accomplish this. Choosing an unrealistic goal to pursue will only set you up for failure, frustration and disappointment.

Why not try a different approach, one based on what is actually congruent with your lifestyle and fitness level. For example, instead of stating that you are going to lose that same 40 pounds, try focusing on eating healthier and more often and increase your weekly exercise.

Try, try again. Every success story has a background of stumbles, missteps and sometimes total stops. Truly, the only difference between getting in shape is how you respond to those stumbles, because they happen to everyone. So whether you slipped up for a day, a week, a month, or since day one, you can still revamp your plan of attack and get back to it.

We need to write our goals down on paper so we can refer to them often as they become a roadmap of the direction we are heading in. You can change them, tweak them, or refine them as often as you like. If they are in your head, you have to try to remember them all of the time. It is hard to do that and have the internal battle with your subconscious that keeps telling you not to worry about them anymore or that goals are too hard so you should just quit.

This can make the changes more difficult to implement. So, address your worst fears and write down what will happen if you don’t achieve your goal.

The more personal you can make this, the better.

Your ultimate goal is to improve yourself. It is your life and if you haven’t made the progress that you originally wanted, that is not failure. It is improvement – just at a more realistic pace that works for you. Tortoise, hare, or even amoeba; it is not how fast you move, it is that you continue moving in the right direction.

There is no failure unless you give up completely. You have only lost the fight when you quit, and every time you don’t quit, you win!

Comments

  1. Hi Carolyn I am one of your subscribers….Love your site…Excellent Tips on our niche..weightloss your are truly a leader in our industry. I hope u will stop by my blog sometimes and please leave a comment

  2. Where do u find all of your ebooks?

  3. Hi Wilie

    Thank you for your kind comments.

    I write all my ebooks myself. After 30 years on the front line of the fitness industry I have plenty to write about. 🙂

    Warmly
    Carolyn

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