Remember the goals you set for last year. Did you accomplish those goals?  If your goals aren’t going anywhere year after year, maybe it’s time to change the way you set goals.

Break your goals down in several chunks so you can see progress. Want to lose 20 pounds? Break it up into losing 1 pound every week until you get to 20.

Make it specific. “Be more active” could mean anything! Your goals should include WHEN and WHERE and WHY. For example, “to get in shape, go to the office gym after work for 45 minutes twice a week,” will get you a lot farther than “workout more.”   

Don’t keep your goals to yourself. Tell your friends and invite them to join in. A workout buddy will make it a lot harder to skip the gym and the extra encouragement and support is always welcome.

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Lofty goals can be hard to achieve:

  • Run a marathon
  • Reduce your debt
  • Go vegetarian
  • Get to 10% body fat
  • Complete a triathlon
  • Lose 20lbs
  • Quit smoking

Break down your goals to make them easier to manage

  • Setting goals
  • Why, to get in shape
  • Where, the office gym
  • When, after work
  • Workout more?

Share your goals with your friends.

 

The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for professional health care. You should consult an appropriate health care professional for your specific needs and to determine whether making a lifestyle change or decision based on this information is appropriate for you. Some treatments mentioned may not be covered by your health plan. Please refer to your benefit plan documents for information about coverage.