Have you ever found yourself wondering why you have trouble reaching your health and fitness goals? Chances are, you may need to revisit your goals and look at them a different way. For example, when it comes to your goals do you say “I need to lose 10 pounds!” If you have ever said that, you may be setting yourself up for failure because it is outcome based.
One method that I’ve done recently with a few clients who have been struggling, is to focus on the behaviors and habits that are formed. Why is this important? Because the outcome (losing 10 pounds) will be dependent on consistent behaviors and habits, like working out 5 times a week or eating clean during the week. If you are able to workout for 5 days a week and eat clean during the week, the natural outcome will be weight loss. If you develop a habit of working out and eating clean each week, you will ultimately reach your goal of 10 pounds.
However, let’s take it a step further, not only will you eventually reach your outcome, but on your journey you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are now more disciplined with your fitness and nutrition, you will feel better, have more energy, and perform your daily activities better. The weight loss of 10 pounds will be a “bonus”.
If you are you struggling to reach your weight loss goals, try switching from an outcome based approach to a behavior based approach. For more help or assistance with reaching your goals, comment below or fill out this contact form and we can chat more in a 30 Minute Coaching Session.