Goal Setting

The Art of Goal Setting
Setting a goal is an art-form because it takes thought and time. But with thought and time, it increases the likeliness of you reaching your goal. After all, how can you achieve a goal you haven’t set for yourself?

The Starting Point
When you first came into 30/10 you were given a reading of your body fat %, visceral fat, and more.

Hone in on what you want to change the most and accept where you are now. After all, everyone starts somewhere.

The Big and Small Goals
The end goal for any health-seeking individual should be reaching their healthy body fat percentage and achieving a visceral fat level that reduces risk for disease, both of which you should talk to your coach for guidance on what healthy is for you. But in addition to setting a goal for the healthy number, setting qualitative goals and mini-goals along the way can help you become emotionally attached to your goal and keep you motivated. Examples of a mini goal would be dropping a pant size, walking a mile, or hitting a half-way mark weight.

The Parameters
A goal without parameters is just a wish. Set a time frame and a way to check back with your progress. For example, if your goal is to fit into a dress you can check your weekly or monthly pant-size for progress. If it is a visceral fat or body fat % goal you can check at your weekly weigh-ins.

The Motivation
Motivation isn’t about a present feeling but about the determination to accomplish your goals even when it’s difficult. Write down why it is important to reach your goal, and when you feel like the lack of motivation is sabotaging your success, refer to why your goal is important.

Take Action
Most importantly, set yourself up for success. Be proactive about your journey and foresee things that might be an issue and pre-plan how you will handle them. It might be bringing your own food to share at a party or no longer stocking a certain item in the house.