The Seven Secrets to Reaching Your Goals – What, only seven?

There are certain factors that not immediately obvious, which when you discover will enable you to easily reach your weight loss and fitness goals. In this article you are about to unearth the 7 Secrets to Reaching Your Goals which will allow you to create the positive and last changes that you desire.

The 7 Secrets to Reaching Your Goals

  • Too many people abdicate accountability for their results onto other people or situations or organisations. That may be very convenient but it leaves the person in a position where they have essentially given away their own personal power to someone or something else. Ultimately, the person is then not in control of their results. So it’s important that YOU take responsibility for your results and that you tune into what’s going on for you. You must pay attention to the feedback you are getting and keep doing the things that are working well for you and make adjustments where appropriate to keep you on the right track so that you get to your goals.
  • Having a clear understanding of your own motivation is a critical element of succeeding in accomplishing your desired outcomes. Spend time and figure out what’s important to you about these goals? What it is that getting these goals is going to allow you to do? Find out what your own internal driving force is and then bring it to mind every time you need a boost of motivation. This is another effective way of keeping you on the pathway to weight loss success.
  • Write down on paper what your goals are. Just keeping them in your head, means that they stay as a bit of a day dream. Writing them down gives them physical form and something that you can refer to.
  • Focus is everything! You have to train yourself to Focus on What Your Want! Keep your thought, your actions and your words aligned to the exact things that you want to achieve.
  • Having written down your goals, this will give you a clarity around what your targets and outcomes are. Pay attention to the sensory based information within your goals. In your mind you may discover that you have a “mind picture” of what you want to be like, how you body is going to look, the compliments that other people are going to give to you, how amazing you are going to feel. All that information that is wrapped up in that “mind picture” gives you a positive image that you can focus on.
  • You’ve heard of will power. Most people don’t exercise their will power these days. They give in too easy. Stay strong, stay positive and refocus on all that you want to achieve.
  • You must take action! Lots of people can talk a good game but when it comes down to it, to get the results you want, you have to do something about it. If you are going to do something, then you may as well do it well. So go for it! Commit to your goals and give it 100%.


Key Questions to Ask Yourself to Ensure Your Weight Loss Success

When you decide to create a change for yourself, one of the most important things you must learn is to maintain your boundaries. Do not let anyone step on your boundaries and equally do not tread on your own boundaries either. What does that mean? You have to be assertive. You’ve decided that this goal and way of being is important to you, so you most respect yourself enough and support yourself in creating this change. So if someone offers you something, that if you ate or drank it, it would put you off track, say “No thanks”. When you say “No thanks” then mean it. Even if their response is, “Go on, you know you like these! Go on, one won’t hurt!” This is the process of not letting people tread on your boundaries. You must also uphold your boundaries by not having sneaky cookies from the cookie jar because then that would be you, treading on your own boundaries. If you do not maintain your boundaries, you will not achieve the results that you say you want.

A great question to ask yourself is; do I really want to lose weight?

You might say, “Well of course I do!” The proof is whether you are taking action towards what you want and supporting yourself in achieving that goal, i.e. maintaining your boundaries. If you choice to stay on the path of eating too much or eating foods that are unhealthy or not exercising, then that will maintain the problems you have associated with being overweight and you will continue to gain weight.

We’re not saying you have to change. Just consider for a moment though, what will the outcome be if you don’t change anything, how will your life be 20 years from now? Will it work well for you, if at the age of 80 years old, you turn around and you announce, “Now I have the time to exercise, to eating healthily and deal with my emotions instead of overeating?”

Another great question to ask yourself is; do you I how to change?

You may be aware of the basic formula for weight loss, i.e. Eat Less and Move More. However if you are unsure of what you should eat less of (and what you should include more of) in your diet, then you must seek professional advice. That is the same for increasing your activity levels; get professional assistance to design a work out plan for you, which will allow you to accomplish your goals.

Next ask yourself; am I prepared to do what it takes to achieve this outcome?

It’s important to know within yourself that you are committed to making this happen. To create a change, it no good hoping, wishing or praying for the result; you are guaranteed to create the results you want when you take action and do something about it. Otherwise it just ends up as a vague, hazy idea.

Then discover and deal with any obstacles by asking yourself, what’s preventing me from achieving this?

By asking that question you can elicit and deal with any barriers to your success.

Another important question is to find out; what do I need to motivate me?

Some people are great at motivating themselves, while others find that making a commitment to a buddy or support group helps them. Alternatively, get a coach, it’s a great way to keep you motivated and ensure you stay on track.

Finally, consider these vital questions that will allow you to think in a new and multi-dimensional way:

1. What will happen if I do?

2. What will happen if I don’t?

3. What won’t happen if I do?

4. What won’t happen if I don’t?

Quit Procrastinating and Get Motivated!

How many times have you heard the famous words, “The diet starts tomorrow” or “I can’t be bothered to go to the gym tonight, I’ll go in the morning” or “I do really want to lose weight but….”

Maybe you’ve made statements like that or you’ve heard someone else saying them. It’s a common thing.

Here’s the problem though, “wanting” to do something is not actually doing it though, is it? People are good at coming up with lots of reasons for putting things off but in doing that they are not taking action and therefore not creating the results they claim they want.

If you don’t do it what will life be like 2 years from now? What will life be like 5 years from now? What will life be like 10 years from now? I’m guessing if you don’t do anything, then it’s going to be significantly less satisfying than it currently is and you may be left with fewer choices about what you can do.

The future can be anyway you want it, because it hasn’t happen yet. So you have a golden opportunity now to take action to get on a path to creating what you want. That’s exciting!

It’s easy to get started too.  Let’s have a look at our 5 Top Tips for Eliminating Procrastination for Your Weight Loss Success

#1 First thing to do is make a plan. That includes a work out plan and a diet plan, plus supplements to assist you in your success. Set some goals that are realistic and make them short range goals to start with, that will automatically kick start your motivation. How many pounds can you realistically lose in the next week? Make sure you write your goals on paper or create a file for your goals on your laptop or computer.

#2 Now, set some longer range goals. What could you achieve 1 month from now, 3 months from now, 6 months from now and 1 year from now. As you think as each goal imagine what you will look like at each stage, what will you be saying to yourself, how amazing will you feel because of all that you have achieved?

#3 Create a diet plan or hire an expert to design a diet plan for you. Plan out your meals, create a shopping list and then get only the items on the list. It’s fair easier to stick to a diet plan when the food is already in the refrigerator!

#4 Create or hire an expert to design a work out plan for you. By the way, it doesn’t mean that you have to bust a gut in the gym everyday! Again the plan needs to be realistic and experiment with what activities and sports you take part in to find out what works well for you. The key is to get moving.

#5 Get a buddy! Finding some support is a great way to maintain your motivation. Ask a friend or your partner to join you for your work outs or walks in the park. Having to be accountable to someone else is a great personality trait to draw on and can assist you to stay motivated with you diet and work out plans.

The key is to take action and get started!

Creating a Mind Set for Success!

Your thinking and creating a mind set for success is your personal launch pad for shedding the excess pounds and dramatically improving your health and fitness. You must remember that the formula to success also includes an effective fitness and diet regime as well. Training your mind allows you to increase your focus and awareness of the goals that you are on course to achieve.

Here are our top tips for you to Create a Mind Set for Success:

1.  Adapt your thoughts for healthy weight loss and remember to be patient with yourself and the process.  The most effective way to lose weight is to adopt a healthy way of living. One that you can sustain, so be kind to yourself and the surplus weight will just melt away.

2.  Relax. Getting worked up and stressed out about losing weight is counterproductive. Stay relaxed and focused on what you want to accomplish is a key factor in your success. It aids the body’s natural ability to shed those pounds.

3.  Don’t set yourself up to fail with unrealistic goals and expectations. Train your thoughts on setting achievable outcomes and prove to yourself that you can succeed. When you do, you will be delighted!

4.  Establish a routine that works for you. Establishing a routine is a crucial factor. This includes a schedule for working out, for your food intake and also your mind set.

5.  Pay attention to your body. Tune into your bodies requirements, it will soon let you know if you are pushing yourself too hard or if you are eating too much or, on the flip side of the coin, not eating enough. All you need to do is listen to your intuition.

6.  Make use of your powerful imagination. Your mind is incredible and using your imagination to picture and visualise how your want your body and your life to be, is the first step in manifesting those results for yourself.

7.  Don’t rush! It would be unrealistic to expect that your body, your fitness and indeed your mindset will change overnight! Take your time and invest in getting great results by knowing that this is a long term solution.

8.  Spend time and figure out what is it that you truly want. A lot of people know what they don’t want and not many know what they do want. By understanding the driving force for you to create this change in terms of your health and fitness is a very important factor for keeping you motivation to achieve great results.

9.  Take responsibility for your results. You are the one who is accountable for this outcome that you desire. That means that you have to take responsibility for your thinking, what you are eating and how many times you work out.

10. Be positive. This will help you to feel better about yourself when you stay positive. Thinking negatively about your goals and dreams will make them harder to achieve. Being positive will make you feel happy and boost your motivation, which will assist you to lose even more weight.