As my journey into motherhood started young, I still found myself dreaming, goal setting, and craving action the same that I did when I was a little girl. The thing about all of this now, was that my goals never really did turn into actions, as well as I really did not understand how to break down my goals into a way that would be possible to balance while being a mom. From my own health and fitness goals after childbirth to ones as small as re-organizing my son’s pajama drawer, nothing stuck and I was completely overwhelmed with life.
However, obviously from the looks of the title, “Awesome Goal Setting Tips and Tricks For Busy Moms”, it was only up from there!
Fast forward to now, I have found a simple way that has helped me set, break down, and achieve my goals, specifically in my health and fitness (although this strategy can be applied anywhere), as a busy mom. This strategy is a clear, step by step process to having the ability to dive deep into your goals so that they become simpler and more manageable to achieve. (I am all about manageable when I have 92 other ideas on my plate).
With that said, I love helping other busy mamas, like you, find their simplicity in what they really want out of themselves, break their goal down so it becomes manageable to achieve, and clarify their directions so that they can finally feel excited about their health and fitness instead of overwhelmed.
Before I go on to the juicy stuff, I wanted to let you know that this FREE guide, “The FREE 5 Day Busy Mom Fit Life Bootcamp” is the exact tool that you need in order to set these attainable goals, and ultimately, schedule your life so health and fitness seamlessly fit inside. In this guide, I have included all of the tools that you need to develop a personalized plan to keep you on track, decrease the chaos, and stop spreading yourself to thin, all while still achieving your health & fitness goals! You can download your FREE guide here!
WHY ARE GOALS IMPORTANT IN YOUR HEALTH & FITNESS?
Instead of thinking of goals as a far-out intention, I want you to think of them as a step by step plan to achieve what you want. Moreover, health & fitness is a constant journey (especially as a postpartum mommy). This leads me to say when you are on a journey, you need to know which direction to go, you need a path, and you need a plan of action.
Chances are, if you do not go through this goal-setting process, you will end up somewhat moving forward to whatever it is that you want. However, you will never end up truly finding success in your goal and will most likely gain more of a stress-induced headache because of it, rather than a healthy outcome.
Okay, no more fluff, time for the REAL STUFF!
STEP 1: IDENTIFY YOUR LARGE GOAL
This large goal is your ultimate outcome, what you truly want to achieve, currently, in your health & fitness. For example, wanting to lose 5 pounds would be a large goal, wanting to gain more muscle mass would also be one, or wanting to be able to deadlift 200 pounds would be a large goal too.
Your large goal should be (yes, large), and specific. It should also be not so large that you feel a hole in your stomach while thinking about it, but just large enough that it will lead to you being progressive in your health and fitness journey.
STEP 2: FIND YOUR ATTAINABLE GOALS
Attainable goals are smaller goals that will lead to you achieving your large goal. For example, if my large goal was to lose 5 pounds, then my attainable goals could be to cut out processed foods from my eating habits, incorporate more variety in my workouts, and stay active on days I do not have time to work out.
Your attainable goals should be even more specific than your large goal and have an action linking to it.
The FREE Busy Mom Fit Life Bootcamp guide will break this down as a template for you to follow.
STEP 3: CHOOSE AN ACTIONABLE STEP
First, choose one attainable goal to work on. Once you have chosen your attainable goal, write down an action step that you can take towards achieving it. For example, if my large goal was losing 5 pounds and my attainable goal was cutting processed foods out of my eating habits, my actionable step could be replacing my daily Mcdonalds lunch run with a healthy, packed lunch.
Your actionable step should be even more specific than your attainable goal. The key to choosing the right actionable step is ensuring that you are confident that you will be able to keep up with it. If you are the least bit confident that you will not be able to stay consistent with your actionable step for a week’s length, you need to find an easier step, to begin with.
STEP 4: RE-EVALUATE
It is important to evaluate your progress and how you feel, as well as re-evaluate if that actionable step was still right for you.
Determine whether or not you should add another actionable step, keep going with your first one, or change it, all by measuring your success on how many days you were able to incorporate it into your routine.
I have some exciting news! If you struggle with feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, and exhausted when it comes to working out and eating healthy or struggle to balance a fitness routine and your busy schedule at the same time, I’m going to be honest, you’re probably not seeing great results…
The good news is,
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