Been thinking about your body goals recently? Where you'd like to be... Where you are now... and what the first steps might be...
Whether your body goal is about acceptance, losing weight, loving your body as it is... whatever your goal is I'm here to support you.
Below, as well as the article, you'll find printable worksheets to help you set down and think through your goals, and a list of example goals and ideas for measurement to get the creative juices flowing. All this is grounded in goal setting science and psychological studies to give you the most realistic shot of progress.
Making body progress can be seriously tough. You might make some changes and start to feel the difference which is lovely, then as the momentum starts to die it becomes difficult to carry on...
If changing weight is your hope, It might feel like there's constantly stuff that gets in the way! How to keep the outcome in mind with Christmas, birthdays, Easter, parties, weddings, the weekend...
...and judgements and unhelpful comments just seem to add to the difficulty.
I wish you acceptance, understanding, and support... people who can really listen to you... I hope you can say "I feel grateful to have so-and-so in my life. They've been such a good support and they appreciate how important this is to me". Good role models and support can make such a big difference in creating change.
A PDF copy of the body goals worksheet above can be downloaded here.
With your vision in your mind, and a sense of it's importance for you, how meaningful it is, you can take one more significant and powerful step forward. Always returning to "one more significant step" is a powerful way to live.
No matter how far away it seems, you know you can get there somehow... someday... and just think how it will feel even when you're 10% closer?! as the momentum begins to build...
Anyway, isn’t daring to dream a little a good thing? You know that. Surely preferable to never giving it a try.
There are so many different body goals that you might go for...
As well as goals that aim to directly change the body (adjust weight, increase muscle mass, decrease body fat %), the ideas below may also be of interest. One idea might be to combine a body change goal with a body appreciation goal...
In fact, all these ways of interacting with the body have been found in various studies to slightly or moderately increase satisfaction with life and happiness. Why not choose one direction for now, and pop back and try another direction later. Eventually you're sure to find a way.
As you can see there are many ways to go about setting body goals. I hope you choose a path that resonates with you.
Whatever goal you decide to try you can use the worksheet above or the one below to improve your chances and make the experience a more valuable one...
A PDF copy of the body appreciation goals worksheet above can be downloaded here.
Make decisions based on your inspired self and not your worried or afraid self is solid advice. Whether you're thinking short term or long term, be brave and make a start. Who knows how far you can go? You’ll certainly never know unless you try!
The most important function of a goal is to stir forces, to create movement and momentum and to serve as a motivating factor when things get in the way and become difficult. and this process can be renewed and refreshed again and again. I hope you can remember this, and be kind to yourself along the way, accepting the forces that seem to hold you back as inevitable and even an important part of the whole. The WiseGoals way is celebrate your progress and learning and development and make the journey as well as the outcome as enjoyable as is feasibly possible. Best of Luck!
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
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.
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