Goals are important!
How often do you set goals? How often do you revisit your list? We all know that setting goals is important, but we don’t often realize how important they are as we continue to move through life.
Goal setting does not have to be boring. There are many benefits and advantages to always having a set of goals to refer back to.
Setting goals helps trigger new behaviors, helps guide your focus, and helps you sustain that momentum in life.
Goals also help align your focus and promote a sense of self-mastery. In the end, you can’t manage what you don’t measure and you can’t improve upon something that you don’t properly manage. Setting goals can help you do all of that and more.
The first step to goal planning is Clarity.
What exactly is it that you want to achieve? Having a goal that states “I want to lose weight” isn’t as specific as “I want to lose 30 pounds by June 2020.” With goals that have clarity, we can define a specific target and also a timeframe in which to complete it.
The second step is Challenge.
Ask yourself if the goal you have set challenges you enough without being unrealistic. There is nothing worse than making a goal that sets us up for failure. Goals should be realistic enough to stretch us but not so unrealistic that they break us.
The third step is Commitment.
Let’s face it; what is the point of setting goals if we are not committed to seeing them through? We have to follow through on our decision in order to see results.
The forth step is Feedback.
Goals are about direction and progress. Feedback gives us markers on how well we are doing. The greatest form of feedback is breaking the main goal down into weekly or even daily achievements. Here’s an example:
Goal: This month I want to walk 100 miles.
100 miles = 211,200 steps
Days in the month = 30
Daily goal: 211,200 steps divided by 30 days = 7040 steps per day
This can be broken down even further if 7040 steps sound intimidating:
Hourly goal: 7040 steps into 6 hours = 1173
Or even further:
Steps per minute: 60 into 1173 = 20
I am not suggesting that we all go out and start walking 100 miles a month, but when goals are approached with clarity and challenge us to stretch ourselves a little, and when we are committed to giving our best effort and we maintain feedback of our progress, all we have to do to walk 100 miles a month is simply begin with 20 steps a minute.
We believe in making healthy, lifelong changes to your daily eating and exercise patterns. Physician’s Weight Control & Wellness’s programs are different from other weight loss programs in that they are specifically constructed by bariatric specialists to meet each patient’s individual needs based on their body chemistry, lifestyle, and weight loss goals. Our individualized programs focus on providing positive alternatives to unhealthy habits and targeting foods which provide your body with the specific nutrients it needs for optimal energy and fat metabolism. Practical exercise and hydration are also implemented into our overall program.
At our DFW wellness and weight loss center, Physician’s Weight Control and Wellness, our weight loss programs are unique in that they are physician-guided and individually tailored to each patient. Because every patient is different, no two treatment plans are the same. Our patients’ personalized treatment plans include personalized consultations and can contain any or all of the following, depending on individual patients’ needs: medications, supplements, and lipotropic injections.
Our bariatric weight loss programs are structured around regular, personal consultations with our doctors. During these consultations, our physicians assess your body’s biometrics, check in on your current weight loss progress, create and adjust a meal plan and exercise program, and, most importantly, get to know you and your weight loss goals. We know you are invested in your weight loss journey – we are too!
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