Step 1 on your journey is to set some goals, concrete goals with the dates that you’d like to accomplish them by. This is your way of holding yourself accountable. When you set your goals, set them in the present tense. For example, “By March 1, 2019 I am eating one cup of leafy greens each day and I am 10 pounds lighter.”
I understand that you have to mentally prepare yourself for what you are about to do, so give yourself some time — maybe a week from now or maybe after that big party you’re looking forward to attending. Be realistic and set some small goals and make sure to include dates. And once you set the dates – don’t change them! That’s it. Once you set your goals you will be on your way to a new and improved you.
Here’s an example:
Goal: “By [insert date 30 days from today] I am eating one cup of leafy greens each day and I am 10 pounds lighter.”
Action Steps: 1) I am buying leafy greens (kale, spinach, collard greens, arugula) each week during my weekly grocery shopping, enough to eat at least 1 cup each day. 2) I am drinking 8 glasses of water each day. 3) I am cooking at least 1 meal each day from scratch.
Try to think about that feeling of accomplishment. How good is it going to feel to meet your goals? If you don’t set your goals, you will have nothing to celebrate in the end.
So write down some goals that you’d like to accomplish over the next 30 days, 60 days and 90 days. Then write down 3 action steps that you can take to help you meet those goals.