Make This Year's Resolution's Count- Setting Realistic Goals

By Toneia - 03:58


Every year millions of people set goals for the new years. Usually things they have sucked at the previous year. It tends to be that most people who set new year resolutions fail miserably at achieving these unrealistic goals. It's difficult, because when you start on a new plan you're full of motivation but it can easily start to wane and if you've not been realistic about your goals then you could find yourself going off track completely. I have come up with a way to set goals which I find to be really useful, and something you could try if you're setting your new year's resolutions.

 I find thinking about What? Why? How? and When? Is Useful 

What is the goal and what are the specifics of the goal?
Why do I want to achieve this goal?
How I will feel when this goal is achieved, and what will be different in my life?
How I will go about achieving this goal? 
How will this be monitored? 
When do I want to achieve this overall goal by?
Is this realistic time frame? 

Using weight loss as an example, here's how you can break down what, why, how and when 

What?
I want to lose weight and exercise more
I want to lose two stone
I want to exercise three to five days a week
I want to run a 10k race
I want to nourish my body with the right foods and activity

Why? 
To improve health
To fit into old clothes 
To look good and feel good in my wedding dress 
To lose weight and look toned
To be strong and healthy

How?
Carbohydrate cycling has worked for me in the past and something I want to try again
Tracking my food intake on MyFitnessPal app.
Allow myself some leeway on calories and occasional treat days to stay on track
Taking pictures of meals to create a food diary

When
With it being the start of the year, this is my new year's resolution
I will go shopping for the ingredients I need and start the very next day

I hope this helps you with setting your new year's resolutions, and wish me luck with mine! 

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4 comments

  1. I'm working on my fitness too! How have you been getting on so far hun? My main thing is to start lifting and do shorter cardio sessions :)

    Foirell | www.citygirlrell.com

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  2. It is going well thank you. Feeling fitter already. How yours going? It is not easy work is it? But I am enjoying it now :)

    Love Toneia x

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  3. Wow those are some amazing goals I love the way u broke it all down, I can tell you are motivated and you will complete your tasksss and wish you all the best in doing so! By the way you are sooo beautiful I just see ur profilepic and couldn't get over your eyes!!! u look like a doll!! (no homo) Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Happy New Year to you and your family!! Dominica from www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind reply. A late Happy New Year too you.

      Love Toneia x

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