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3 Ways To Supercharge Your Goals This Year

This is the time of year when most of us start thinking about our goals for the new year. In doing so, we may look back on last year and berate ourselves because things didn’t quite work out the way we’d hoped. Well, never mind, it’s not too late to work on your health goals. January has just begun and with some thought, you can set about making goals that will help you succeed this year.

In order to set goals that will give you the results you want, you must:

  1. Be clear about what you want. No one knows your body like you do, and no one knows your needs like you do. So, what do you want? Do you simply want to lose weight in order to look better? Or do you want to lose weight because it will help you lower your A1C? If yes to the latter, what would you want that A1C to be? Write your goals down in a clear and concise manner and you will be on the first step to success.
  2. Use the SMART system to define your health goals. SMART is an acronym that stands for SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE, ACHIEVABLE, REALISTIC, and TIME BOUND. Here is an example: I will lose ten pounds in ten weeks. Specific – the amount of weight you want to lose. Measurable – you can measure your weight loss. Achievable – this is a reasonable amount of weight to lose according to health experts. Realistic – experts say you should aim at losing 1 to 2 pounds a week, and Time bound is necessary to help you achieve this goal in a timely manner.
  3. Hold yourself accountable. When you work for someone, he/she holds you accountable. In order to stick to your goals, it might be a good idea to have someone hold you accountable. Tell them what your goals are, why you are working toward them and how you would like that person to help you. This support will help keep you in line when you are tempted to give up or when you fall off the wagon.

A new year is a time to begin anew — reflect on the past, take a critical look at what worked and what didn’t and get started on those goals. By following the steps above, you can supercharge your goals and supercharge your health this year.

However, if you need that extra nudge, why not join me for a simple five-day challenge to supercharge your goals? Just click on this link.

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Wednesday Wisdom – Do Something Different

Hi everyone, it’s the second  Wednesday of the year. How is it going so far? What are you doing today to help you move toward your goals for 2018? I’m not just talking about health goals. I’m talking about any type of goal – relationships, work, health, spiritual, whatever.

When you wake up each morning, what goal do you have in mind for that day? Notice I said goal, not plan. You may plan to go to work today, and after work you may go to the gym. Yay! But those are plans, not goals. Your goal would be something you hope to accomplish. For example, I will walk 1 mile in 30 mins, 3 times a week.

If you get up this morning and decide to go for a walk without having a Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound (SMART) goal in mind, then you are not doing something different, and chances are, you will not stay on target.

So today, I challenge you – do something different. You don’t exercise? Go for a short walk. Eat something different. You are not used to eating fish? Try it. Don’t like drinking water? Drink one glass. After work you collapse in front of the TV? Try reading a book instead, or listen to some music. Do Something Different.

Will you?

This morning I read an article online about this woman who was talked into buying a 2-day health coaching program for a couple thousand dollars. Ridiculous, right? But this person says it happened to her. If you decide to do something different and sign up for my health coaching program, you won’t pay anything close to that, not even for 12 sessions, which is what I recommend you sign up for. And the consultation is free.

So, what are you waiting for? Do Something Different Today to bring your weight, diabetes, high blood pressure, pain and stress under control. When you fill in the form below, I will let you know how you can arrange for a free consultation with me.  Until next time, get up off that couch!

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