How To: Goal Setting

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FIRST – what you are all here for… CLICK HERE for a free printable that I created for the ladies in my Virtual Bootcamp. This is a big part of our prep week, and while we are focused on health and fitness in the group you can use this worksheet for ALL GOALS. Ok… now onto the content and how it works!

I get asked a lot how I am able to get so much done with such a hectic schedule. I’m not trying to say I’m busier than anyone else… lord knows there are ladies out there with crazier schedules than me, but I have managed to have a successful career, a baby (now toddler, and 2nd baby on the way), become certified in multiple nutrition theories, run a side wellness biz, and stay (somewhat) sane all while my husband works full-time and goes to school full-time at night. Ugh, I’m tired just thinking about it!

So, how do I get it done… I SET GOALS. Think of going on a trip. You have an end destination you’re trying to get to, but if you don’t get directions before you leave or at least set the destination into a maps app, you probably won’t end up where you want. So if you have a goal in mind, but have no directions or path to get there… you probably won’t ever achieve that goal.

Here is EXACTLY how I set goals. I do the below steps for EACH goal I have for myself. I recommend setting 3-5 goals that cover the following categories: family, home, finances/income/work, fitness/health, hobbies/travel. NOTE: You do not need to wait for the perfect time to set a goal. Start today!

  1. Set your 1-Year Goal. This is what you plan to accomplish 365 days from now. Write your goal as if you have already accomplished it. For example, if I am setting a health goal for myself:
    “I weigh 160 pounds because I follow a workout regimen 5x per week and meal prep for my family on weekends to set us up for success.”
  2. Set your 90-Day Goal. This is something you want to have accomplished in 3 months, and that will help you on your way to your 1-Year Goal. For example:
    “I have just successfully finished the 80 Day Obsession workout program from start to finish.”

  3. Set your 30-Day Goal. This is something you want to have accomplished in one month, and that will help you on your way to your 90-Day Goal. For example:
    “I have begun trying new recipes that fit within my meal plan, and have consistently gotten in 30-days of my workout program.”

  4. Finally, set your Weekly Goals. You will have 4 weekly goals on the road to your 30-Day Goal. These goals should be short-term ways you will begin to change habits to get you to the 1-month mark. To continue our health example:
    Week 1: “I get up 30 minutes earlier each day to ensure I get my workout in.”

    Week 2: “I have cut out all beverages except for water and sparkling water, and drink half my body weight in ounces of water each day.”

    Week 3: “I have tried a few sample meal plans, and made a list of the recipes I like. This will allow me to start creating my own plans.”

    Week 4: “I have started listening to “Girl Wash Your Face” on Audible for 10 minutes every morning while I get ready to workout to help me exercise my brain and be sure I keep up with the positive momentum I have going. 

That’s it! I literally did the above in about 10 minutes. This entire process should take about 30-45 minutes. I also recommend getting a journal specifically for your goals, and looking at it every morning when you wake up. Have your goals written out and read them over. I write my weekly goals in my planner, so I see them throughout the week. I also post my goals on board at my desk so I see them whenever I sit down at my laptop. BASICALLY PUT THEM EVERYWHERE! This ensures you see them and think about them.

I also recommend setting aside 15 minutes each weekend to adjust your goals as needed. I add this to the time I schedule my week/month and meal plan. It’s about 45 minutes I take for myself each weekend to get my mind right for the week ahead.

Good luck and congrats on taking a positive step in your future!

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