I did something REALLY cool with the family today that I think you can use to help you reach YOUR goals – in fitness and in life – much faster, and wanted to share it
with you in today’s message.
See, there is an area in Northern California, close to where we live now, where we want to move to and build our dream home in the near future. Well, today, we drove out there, looked at potential home sites, and then stopped a coffee house in the area and talked, planned, and tried to get very specific about WHEN we will be able to make this happen, HOW we can do it financially, WHAT specific action steps we need to get it done, etc …
We are still at least a couple of years off from making this a reality, but I have full confidence that we’re going to do it.
Now I have been setting written goals for the last 9 years in four areas of my life:
– Business / Financial
– Adventure / Toys
And I have a written record of all of it.
It’s AMAZING how the goals I have set each year have almost ALL come true.
I am convniced that a big part of this is using the S.M.A.R.T. system for goal setting.
Here’s how it works:
“S” stands for specific. A general goal would be “get in shape”. A specific goal would say “pick a training plan to follow and do it 3x per week”.
“M” stands for measurable. Ask questions like – how much? how many? how will I know when it’s accomplished?
“A” stands for attainable. When you set out to accomplish something and put your mind to it, to begin to figure out ways to make it happen. I think we are capable of
FAR more than we think we are!
“R” stands for realistic. To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective that you are both willing and able to work towards.
“T” stands for timely. A goal must be grounded with a time frame. Without this, there is no urgency … and this makes it a lot tougher to accomplish what you’ve set out
So now … you are probably setting some fitness goals for yourself currently … but you may or may not be using this process to do it.
I recommend that, for each goal you set from now on, make sure to go through this process. You’ll be AMAZED at the difference it makes. And your goals that have been
just a dream for so long, before you know it, could very well become a reality!
Now, before sign off for the evening, I have also two things that will actually help you with the specifics of HOW you can reach your fitness goals:
1 - At the beginning of 2014, I came across a method of eating that I didn’t know much about at the time … but it really changed my perspective on what I thought was
true about fat loss dieting.
The whole “eat small six meals per day” thing that I had been following for YEARS – well, this method basically went OPPOSITE of this concept.
The basic idea being that you start off eating a small, low-carb breakfast in the morning, increasing the carb content of your meals over the course of the day … and
your evening meal is your HIGHEST carb meal.
I got great results using this method and it helped me get into absolute peak condition. And this is what Nate Miyaki’s “Half Day Diet” approach is all about.
Learn more about the Half Day Diet here – it’s a new approach that you should give a try!
2 - If you have not had the chance to check out the free fitness giveaway that myself and 6 other fitness friends have put together for you this weekend, here is the link:
At the link above, you’ll find free kettlebell workouts, free ab workouts, free fat loss workouts, free follow-along video workouts, and much more!
But, the page is only up for a couple of days – so pop over and grab your freebies while they’re available
That’s it for now … enjoy the rest of your day, and talk soon!
- Forest Vance, MS, RKC II, PCC