As moms (and really, as women in general), we see lots of mixed messages about what we should be doing with our bodies. It’s so easy to let outside influences dictate our personal health and fitness goals.
“Get your pre-baby body back in 8 weeks or less!”
“You shouldn’t worry about losing weight.”
“Flatten that mommy tummy fast!”
“It took nine months to put on, it will take at least nine months to come off.”
Sometimes it feels like we can’t win, right??
Is there anything wrong with wanting to lose weight? Is there anything wrong with NOT getting your pre-baby body back?
Is there anything wrong with wanting to be a powerlifter? Is there anything wrong with NOT wanting to lift heavy weights?
The answer is…there is no ONE right answer when it comes to your fitness goals!
Yep, there you have it. That’s the big secret.
YOU are the only one that can decide what goals are right for you. YOU are the only one that knows how to define what success and happiness mean for you.
It doesn’t work if you’re doing it because you think that’s what’s expected of you.
It doesn’t work if you’re doing it because you think you’ll be more accepted by your partner, friends…whoever.
It doesn’t work if you’re forcing yourself to do some workout that you hate just because you think it will get you results faster.
And if you want to make changes in your life, setting a goal is sort of like giving yourself a to-do list to help you accomplish that change.
And one of the best ways to achieve the goal you set is to make sure you know the reason behind the goal, and that it means something to YOU so you can fully commit.
➡️ Set the right way, a goal can help you stay focused on the outcome you want to achieve, but also give you the step-by-step plan of how you’re going to get there.
➡️ A goal can give you purpose for making changes to your current behaviors or lifestyle. So that’s why one of the most important parts of setting goals for yourself is figuring out WHY that goal is important to you!
➡️ Progress goals (the step-by-step goals that help you reach your outcome) give you a reason to celebrate your success and give yourself a pat on the back. 👏
If you have a goal in mind, or you’re already actively working towards it….can you answer the question: “WHY is this goal important to me?”
Let me know your WHY’s in the comments below!!