If you want to lose weight, get in shape, goal setting is the first step. Goals can keep you on track and they can motivate you when the going gets tough. Mini-goals can be especially helpful if you set them and reward yourself wisely each time a milestone is attained. The problem comes in when goal-setting isn’t realistic or not done at all which is usually the case.
Failure to get serious about goal setting is like going hunting in the woods and not being told what your target is, your just shooting randomly at anything. What do you think the chances are of you hitting anything at all…? You guessed it, no chance!
First, goal setting is not optional if you desire success. Yes, it’s true. There is a right way to set goals and a wrong way. This is especially so if weight loss is the motivation for goal setting in the first place.
Exploring The Wrong Way…
Unrealistic Goals – All too often, people forget that it took more than a few days to gain their weight in the first place. It simply can take time to shed it. This is absolutely so if losing weight and maintaining health are both desired. Goals and actions that are unrealistic can foster weight loss, but at the price of health. Plus, they can sometimes cause a loss of weight that’s only temporary. In fact, many people who proceed with unrealistic weight loss measures often gain back their weight rather quickly and add a few pounds to boot. When goals are unrealistic and the tools used to attain them are wrong, the body will suffer. There are better ways to go about enjoying healthy, long-lasting weight loss.
Working out too much – Exercise is critical for weight loss success, but too much working out can actually be counterproductive. Some people dive in with both feet but don’t temper their enthusiasm with good common sense. It’s simply not a good idea to work out seven days a week for more than an hour at a time.
Eating wrong – A lot of people opt for diets that simply will not work for the long haul. Starve yourself and you might lose some weight on the front end, but you’ll harm your body nutritionally. Plus, you will very likely see every pound lost regained rather rapidly.
The Right Way To Do It…
An attainable exercise plan – It’s a lot more effective to shoot for a good workout every other day when you first start. Stick to a plan that calls for 30 to 60 minutes of exercise at a time. This will help prevent injuries and it can also assist with keeping motivation levels high.
Eating wisely – Rather than starve your body by eating less than 1,200 calories a day, opt for a healthier routine that truly nourishes the body. The key to smart, healthy weight loss lies in eating enough to maintain health without eating so much you gain weight in the process. Select whole foods, such as grains, low-fat dairy, lean protein and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Leading By Example…
Here at Punch Gym the team and I have started early, two months early in fact! We started goal setting for the New Year back in October, and now we are full speed ahead!
We have a HUGE project that we are taking very serious, it’s called Project Raving Fan. The story behind the project is simple…we don’t just want satisfied customers, we want raving fans! We don’t just want to do a good job, we want to provide a value that consistently exceeds your expectations!
In fact, we are so committed that we are all wearing the commitment bands pictured here as a part of our uniform to constantly remind us of our goal and symbolize our commitment to YOU our customers.
The quote on the band states:
Our Formula for Success….
Value = Client Experience + Relationships + Results
In the year ahead the entire Punch Gym team will work diligently to be the very best we can be in each area of the formula and won’t remove the bands until the goal is achieved!
Develop a standard of excellence through Core values,Vision, Mission, Goals, and Automated Systems that consistently exceeds client expectations and delivers more in value than the client makes in payment. Our clients will be more than just satisfied, they’ll be raving fans.
When it’s time to set weight loss goals, be sure and opt for healthy choices. If you need help setting goals contact one of our Punch Gym personal trainers to help pinpoint goals that make sense for you.
To Your Health,
Punch Kettlebell Gym Dover
Best Selling Author
“3 Steps To Your Best Body in Record Time”