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The Road to Success: Goals - Major, Mini & Micro

Goals are very easy to set. However, accomplishing goals is a completely different task altogether. In order to gain a realistic perspective on goals, I like to break them down into 3 categories: Major, Mini and Micro. Writing your goals down will help to hold yourself accountable and make the goals real. Below are a few examples - which do you think you would have success with?

Example 1:

  • Major goal: Lose 40 lbs

  • Mini goals: Exercise more and eat better

  • Micro goals: 30 min of cardio 2x per week and eat 3 healthy meals per day following the www.myplate.gov guidelines.

Example 2:

  • Major goal: Lose 40 lbs

  • Mini goals:

  • 30 min of cardio 2x per week

  • Strength Train 2x per week

  • Eat 3 healthy meals per day following the www.myplate.gov guidelines

  • Micro goals:

  • Cardio on Mon and Wed

  • Strength Train on Tues and Thursday

  • Use an App to track my food intake to learn my baseline intake of fats, carbs, proteins, sugars and fiber. You can then make positive adjustments to your nutrition based upon what you learn from tracking.



Once you have written your goals down, the next step is to give yourself permission to tweak the goals on a weekly or monthly basis based upon what you find is working or not working for you. Remember, this is a life long journey which will ebb and flow. You must learn to steer your ship through the calm and rough currents.

Below is a simple 5 step process to help you succeed.

  1. Where are you at?

  2. Where do you want to be?

  3. Which goal do you want to work on for the week?

  4. Reassess at the end of the week. Tweak the goal to improve upon it. If the goal has already become a habit (it's easy to perform without thinking too long or too hard), then add-on the next goal.

  5. Repeat the above steps.



Be persistent and believe change will happen. You've got this!







If you need assistance, you can reach out to me at imrana@thegymmilford.com and schedule an orientation or purchase training sessions when you need more long-term support.



Author:

Imrana G. Kazam,

PhD, NBC-HWC, CPT, CES, WLS

Personal Trainer, The GYM @ Milford

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