Feeling pressured to PLAN your way to health this year? Throw the planner out and read more about health goals you can actually keep.
I’m sure you’ve heard before that 80% of people who make a resolution never achieve their resolution, or at least give up by February. You might even be one of them.
Maybe you’ve made resolutions before, and they died out a slow and torturous death, after much angst and heartache. Or, maybe you refuse to make a resolution at all!
No matter which way you slice it (or excuse it), it probably made you feel lazy, shiftless, or even like a failure.
When you set out to accomplish something and it doesn’t happen, that really kind of hits you hard. You might even have decided never to make another resolution.
Until December 31. And you can’t believe a whole year has passed without any changes in your eating or exercise. Maybe you completely stopped exercising, or the Christmas cookies proved more beguiling than the Turkey Trot.
So you jump into January 1st with fire under your butt, saying “Yes, I’ve got this!”
And then on January 2nd you’re like, “Yeah, I got this.”
January 3rd, you sigh”Maybe I got this.”
January 4th, you ask “Do I still got this?”
January 5th … Oh, did you have a resolution?
(Kudos to those of you who made it to day 9 and are still rocking it)
Either way, you have a choice now. To plan- or not to plan your way to health.
You may even be on Amazon with four different types of planners that will help you CRUSH your big, hairy, audacious goal (if you’d only click “buy”).
There is scientific research that writing goals down does makes you more likely to achieve them. On Huffington Post here, or Forbes here, or Inc here. Interestingly enough, they disagree on how much more likely (anywhere from 40-90%).
There is also historical evidence that it’s not working for you.
We tend to focus on the wrong things when we write things down.
And focusing on the wrong things leads to frustration, overwhelm, procrastination, and giving up that darn resolution by February 1.
Maybe your expectation of writing down your every move leads into your belief that THIS is the only way you can accomplish your health goals.
That’s complete and utter B.S.
I’m not saying don’t write anything down. After all, I have some to-do lists on my phone, dates that I track my business objectives, and a grocery list, but you have to think a little bit broader than that when it comes to your health resolutions.
You have a full year to accomplish whatever your goal is, and you absolutely can accomplish it. Yet, a lot can happen in a year.
And, in that space of “not knowing” is where the MAGIC happens for most health goals.
You see- it’s okay. It’s okay if you don’t know exactly how you’re going to get to your health goal. I literally had NO IDEA how I was going to lose 100 pounds.
If I had a written out, thoughtful plan with specific dates marked in bright colors in my planner- I probably would still be morbidly obese.
It’s important to start with a goal, but not knowing how to get there is part of the fun! You may be wondering what fun there is in dieting or exercising.
- Well, you don’t have to diet to reach your weight goals.
- And, exercise can help you enjoy better sex.
- Plus, you might actually feel like a major goddess.
Sound like fun, yet?
The best part for me of being a health coach is the goal setting process. Because goal achievement is a process, and I am strangely addicted to making processes so air-tight that they work. 100% of the time, at any time (you can check out what clients think about it, too).
We’re not stupid, we know what we need to accomplish, we may even suspect we know how to accomplish it. The problem is those days when we’re just not motivated.
By the way, no one makes a resolution to brush their teeth every day. Because it’s already a habit that we have stopped thinking about doing. You don’t need to motivate yourself to do it.
That is where your health goals should be! So unquestionable that they don’t even NEED to be on a list, calendar or planner. They are automatic.
So, I would like to invite you to a different way of approaching your health goals in 2018.
Don’t write down the details.
Sometimes figuring it out as you go along will help you rather than hurt you. Your targets change, so you need to be flexible. You need to be adaptable in your approach.
Which is why I’m offering a special invitation for you. Starting January 15, 2018, I am running an online group health coaching program called Let it Go.
This program is different, because it’s all about setting the RIGHT goals for you. Throughout the course of 6 weeks, with plenty of tasty meal plans to enjoy and exercise challenges to get you moving.
How is setting goals different in this program? One, it starts with YOU. I give you a goal sheet that you set each week and share in a supportive group setting. Then, I walk you through the best and most effective way to get there. While getting encouragement from health warriors just like you.
Plus, we sail right through the typical DROP-DEAD date for resolutions in February 🙂
Each week includes special training, downloadable meal plans, fitness challenges, and the chance to say “F you” to the idea of writing your entire life in a planner.
If you think you’re too busy, think again. A simple 5 minute reflection is all that’s required for the homework in this program (and a pen), plus the training is recorded for your convenience. You don’t have to cry out your excuses, see a therapist, or remove limiting beliefs from your childhood. Forget all that crap.
You know yourself better than anyone else, and can absolutely achieve your health goals with my guided support. After joining Let it Go, you will tap into your internal motivation, and NOTHING on Earth will stop you.
That’s creating a health goal that you can keep. Don’t let last year’s resolution hold you back, or get recycled into next year’s resolution.
Take action by joining Let it Go.
Get started using the button below. You will receive an email with receipt and details.