The Fitness Gentleman

Monday, January 12, 2009
Putting some Why in your goals!
Hi friend

We're in to the second week of January and many people will have already "forgotten" about their New Years resolutions...

There are 5 crucial steps to Goal setting and if you miss just 1 step you'll find your goals fall flatter than a pancake.

Step 1: Know exactly WHAT you want - be really clear on your goal. Don't just say you want to lose weight - say you want to lose 15 pounds by April 15th!

Step 2: Know exactly WHY you want to achieve this goal. This is the step many people gloss over with answers such as, "because I feel fat!".
You need to go deeper on this step - you need to find your pain, "because I worry my spouse doesn't find me attractive any more and that my co-workers make fun of me behind my back!"
If this step doesn't leave you feeling either really bad or really excited then you haven't gone deep enough.

Step 3: KNOW THE PRICE you'll need to pay to reach your goal. What will it take to realize your goal - "exercise 5 times per week, 3 sessions of resistance training and 2 sessions of interval training plus modify my diet and sleeping patterns!"

Step 4: BE WILLING to pay that price. Acknowledge at the outset of your goal setting that you must be willing to put in the hard work necessary to achieve your goals.

Step 5: Actually PAY the price. This is where most goals and dreams fall flat. You need to actually do what it takes to realize your goals you can't just day dream your way to them.

If you really set your mind to it - if you truly decided that nothing would stop you - you could achieve just about anything!!

Cheers to your health & happiness

Giles Wiley

PS. Leave comments or questions and I'll do my best to answer them all.

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Name: Giles Wiley
Home: Atlantic Beach, Florida, United States
About Me: Giles - The Fitness Gentleman - is the author of "5-Minute Flexibility - Rapid Releases for Tight & Tired Muscles" and the publisher of the online newsletter "Optimal Health, Fitness & Weight Loss Tips". He was given the name The Fitness Gentleman by his clients and colleagues because of his refined approach to fitness and fat-loss. Giles is in demand as a speaker and coach. He spent many years travelling the world studying and training alongside the best of the best in all aspects of physical performance. He is university-trained in Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, & Physiotherapy, as well as being a highly experienced, international level Martial Artist.
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