Need a little motivation today? In reading this, think beyond just your workout and nutrition goals. What areas of your life deserve a little more of your energy and some TLC? I often see clients in for their weekly meeting and what I notice is a lot of energy spent reflecting on what they didn’t do, didn’t accomplish, or still have left yet to do. It’s not until I ask “What went well this week?” or “What are you proud of for the week?” that they stop, smile, change their tone, and tell me all the great progress they made. Progress comes in many forms. Maybe progress this week just means treating yourself to a relaxing night off instead of pushing yourself beyond your limits. Maybe progress means taking a walk instead of a hard gym workout because you feel overly exhausted and just need some fresh air. Or maybe… maybe progress means telling yourself everything will be OK instead of expecting the worst. Put your goals in perspective. Perfection is unattainable and is all about gaining the approval of others. When you make progress, big or small, it means something to you. And that, will keep you moving in a healthy direction that supports meaningful goals.
Try setting realistic goals. Take small steps to get where you want to be instead of trying to make a giant leap overnight. One great way to set and track your goals is with this great online goal tracker from Joe’s Goals. It’s FREE! Need some suggestions for where to start?
- Drink at least 2 1 liter water bottles daily
- Move for at least 20 minutes after work 3 or more days this week
- Eat at least 1 serving of fruit or veggie at each meal
- Bring a snack to work or school with protein and fiber to have in the afternoon every day
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