5 wise body goals that’ll give you clear progress!

Are you feeling inspired? Are you raring to go? Have you decided enough is enough! It’s time to change your body for the better?

What are your body goals? Do you have an idea of where you'd like to be body wise?

After the introduction below you'll find 5 key ways to make serious progress towards the body you want.

  1. Aiming high
  2. The brave step of writing it down
  3. Taking action steps and changing habits
  4. Not obsessing over methods
  5. Believing you're great as you are now

Your body... one of the most frustrating challenges!!!

It's gotta be one of most frustrating areas in the world of goal setting! You’re in a constant cycle of progressing, sliding, progressing, sliding.

The temptations of Christmas, birthdays, Easter, parties, the weekend... It might feel like every week there is something that gets in the way! Sometimes feels like you’re constantly fighting an uphill battle!

If you have already made great progress with your body and want to share your top approach to encourage others click here.

On top of that you have everyone telling you what isn’t possible? You can’t do this… You can’t do that… Thanks a lot for the pep-talk!

You probably sense in your heart that this kind of thinking isn’t going to get you anywhere...

Why not make today the day you began to turn it around...

Today could be the day you decided. The day you refreshed your determination to work towards your ideal body…

No matter how far away it seems, you know what you're going for... You know you can get there somehow... What more do you need?!

Ask yourself, what is the right mental attitude?

Anyway, isn’t setting huge goals how you make huge progress? You know that. Whether you look like an Instagram model with a million followers next year is kind of missing the point.

The point is… you making actual real movement in that direction! You feeling wonderful about the improvement you make!

The 5 keys to reaching your body goals

1. Dream big. Aim high.

Act on your inspired self not your worried or afraid self. In the long term be brave and dream big like a boss. Find a picture of your body goals on Instagram. A body that excites you. Print it out and stick it up somewhere. Who knows how far you can go? You’ll certainly never know unless you try!

2. Write down your intention

Set your actual goal over the next 5, 10, or 20 years. How ever long you think it might take. That means you writing down something like:

"To be fighting fit and brimming with health, weight between ___ and ___, with body fat % between ___ than ___, by 2025."  

Set your actual date you want this to happen. Be brave and just take this first step! Trust me! You won't regret it! Put it in your own words. You can use one of these free goal setting worksheets to assist you.

3. Decide on some action steps/changes do your daily or weekly routine

Now you can decide on your first steps towards your goal. You know that the only way to get somewhere long term is to make changes in your short term habits.

You might decide to make one or two changes this month. Or maybe a few changes in the next 6 months. Whatever feels right for you... do it!

4. Don't obsess over right and wrong methods

The method you choose is not really that important. The key is your consistent determination. Your discipline. If you are brave enough to act on steps 1-3 you will more determined and disciplined than you've ever been before.

Choose some action steps that feel like a good fit for you. If you keep trying you will find a good fit. In fact you'll find many good fits.

Your action steps will change many times as you make progress. Your goal and your determination will not.

5. Believe you are great just as you are

Your imperfect self (the truth for us all!) is truly great right now...  

just as you are, without changing a thing...

That's your starting point! 

The best way… the healthiest way… is to progress from greatness to further greatness. To come from a high view of yourself as a person (as everyone should) will increase your chances of sustained success.

Or perhaps you're more interested in...

1. Check out some more details about how to set specific fitness goals here. 

2. If you are thinking about health goal setting in general.

3. One of the best body goals to set is body fat percentage. You can find out your ideal body fat percentage and find out more about it this kind of goal here.

Finally Seeing Progress with Your Body? Want To Inspire Others? Share the Approach that has Worked Best for You

Found a way to make progress in your body goals? Finally lost some weight or toned up nicely? Why not share your story and your top tips so others can make the same great progress you have

Your Inspiring Stories of Reaching Your Body Goals

Click on the links below to see stories sure to inspire and encourage about getting a great body. They were all written by other visitors to this page.

Reaching My Body Goals Through Sports 
I progressed towards my body goals through sports, always competing to be the best, and learning from the Pro’s. When I was 13 at secondary school …

From Overweight To Body Goal Progress  
My body goal progress from being overweight to 10% body fat has been helped by having a clear picture of what I want, why I want it, and being willing …

Click here to write your own.

Body Goals

Many thanks to the kind people who let me use their wonderful art work

Middle girl of the 3 in the top picture is By Vox Efx (originally posted to Flickr as torso) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Attitude by Celestine Chua. Attribution 2.0 Generic.