Steps to Success – The best fat Loss Journey

Making that quality decision is the first step.

The first steps to success in life will require making a quality decision no matter what your dreams or aspirations are, whether it is fat loss and targeting that excess belly fat, you will most likely never succeed in achieving any goal unless you first settle it in your heart and make that quality decision to make the change no matter what.

Once you make that quality decision no matter what area it maybe, including losing excess body fat and starting a new exercise plan geared around losing belly fat so you can have your own best fat loss journey, it will always require commitment and discipline on your behalf on a daily basis, as life is simply made up by the choices we make on a daily basis.

I remember hearing that you are where you are in life today as result of the decisions you have made yesterday and the days before yesterday.

So once you take responsibility of where you are in life and take ownership of the choices or decisions you have made which has gotten you where you are and shift from blaming others and what they have either done or not done, will you be set free to not only make those quality decisions and achieve your goals and dreams.

Goal Setting

So how and where do you begin in making that quality decision one of the most powerful ways is through goal setting,

So what is goal setting?

Goal setting as mentioned above is very powerful and has been proven over the years to not only work but is a common practice used by the top 2-3 % of the wealthiest people in the world who have not only set goals but have spent time writing them down and go over them on a daily basis, there are many ways to set and achieve your goals one way or method is called smart goals.

SMART stands for,

· Specific.

· Measurable.

· Attainable.

· Relevant.

· Time Bound.

Set Specific Goals

Firstly your goals must be clear and well-defined. Vague or generalized goals are unhelpful because they don’t provide clear direction. Make it as easy as you can to get to where you want to go by defining precisely where you want to end up.

Set Measurable Goals

Include both short and long term goals so you can measure your degree of success. For example If your goal is simply “To reduce fat loss or belly fat” this is too vague or broad,  know exactly how much body fat or belly fat would you like to lose, otherwise how will you know when you have been successful say in one month’s time, how would you know if you have achieved this it needs to be specific such as in one months time I want to reduce my waist line from 82 cm to 79 cm equaling  1.5 percent reduction of body fat.

Without a way to measure your success you miss out on celebrating the successes that comes with knowing you have actually achieved something.

Also, resist the urge to set goals that are way too easy. You will need to challenge yourself when measuring your goals this only happens when you take the time to think through your goals by knowing exactly what you are wanting to achieve. By setting realistic yet challenging goals, you can hit the target and get the ball rolling.

These are the types of goals that require you to then “raise the bar” and will bring about the greatest personal satisfaction once you see the results of having achieved them.

Attainable

Is your goal attainable? That means investigating whether the goal is really acceptable or achievable to you. If you don’t have the time, money or ability to reach a certain goal you’ll only set yourself up to fail and be miserable as a result.

For example if you want to lose a certain amount of weight in 2 weeks’ time but have not really made that quality decision as yet or you don’t quite have the motivation or self-control to say no to that extra donut, then you’ll be setting yourself up for failure and become more miserable and go into an eating binge.

So be realistic but then also as you progress and gain some momentum step out and aim for the stars.

Set Relevant Goals

Set goals that are going to be relevant to the direction you want your life to turn out or are heading in. By keeping your goals aligned this way, you’ll develop the focus you need to get ahead and do what you want. Setting vague and general scattered goals will only waste your valuable time and will not drive or motivate you and your time.

Set Time-Bound Goals

You goals must have a deadline or time limit. This means that you know when you can achieve your goal and celebrate your success. When you are working to a deadline, your sense of urgency increases and achievement will come that much quicker.

Set Goals in Writing

This is where the rubber hits the road, this is where the 2-3 % of the wealthiest people in the world say that the physical act of writing down your goals makes it real and tangible.

You have no excuse for forgetting about it as it will be right in front of you staring at you spurring you on. As you write, use the word “will” instead of “would like to” or “might.”

For example, “I will reduce my waist size by 4 percent in 6 months time,” not “I would like to reduce my waist size by 4 percent this year.” The first goal statement has power and you can “see” yourself reducing your waist and fitting into your new clothes.

Share your goals with others

The next powerful thing you can do after you have made the quality decision and have set your smart goals is to tell a couple of close friends or family members that you trust and know will encourage you in achieving your goals.

As you get excited about achieving your goals others will also get involved and spur you on, if they are good friends they will want the best for you especially as you start to get results and achieve some of your short term goals on your way to long term ones.

Start your own best fat loss journey

The first step to success in achieving your own best fat loss journey is to take some type of action even small steps, start where you can and gain momentum from your successes and build upon them, don’t procrastinate and say I will start tomorrow or after this weekend, but start today and start where you can and achieve the results you want.

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8 Comments

  1. I really enjoyed reading your post. I like your comment “we are where we are as a result what we did yesterday and the days before”.
    After reading your post I have decided to set a proper goal to reduce my belly fat and this time I WILL do it!
    I have bookmarked your site and will definitely be visiting on a regualr basis.

    • Hi Moni, thanks for the positive comments you left yesterday, I am glad that you have decided to set a proper goal to reduce your belly fat and actually do it, if you would like any further tips or assistance please let me know.

  2. I like the idea of sharing my goals with my family. That way they can help me achieve them for sure. These are some great tips on what type of goals to set. I think doing this helps us be more positive, effective, and in the long run it gets the goals accomplished. I know that if I write my goals down on paper, stick them on the fridge, that helps me as well!

    • Hi Matts Mom,

      Thanks for the encouragement, setting goals is great and necessary in every area of life, then one of the greatest things we can do is share them with our close family or friends that will cheer us on. Putting your goals on the fridge is a great idea, I also like to place them on my walls at head level so I can see them every day or time I walk past.

  3. WOW this post is amazing because I never thought that losing fat was related to goal setting! I always slogged through and not realizing that there are long term and short term goals. This really puts things in a different perspective for me, and I see how important it is to be realistic about those goals, and to set something attainable. Thank you!

    • Hi Amy,

      Thanks for the great comments left on my latest post, I am glad this has given you a different perspective to goal setting and yes it can aid and be used in any area of life.

      Thanks again

  4. Great guide here not just for fat loss, but also to achieve anything in life.
    I’m a massive fan of writing it down. This is powerful. Also reading to your self as you are walking and also before going to sleep will actualize the goal quicker.

    • Hi Vince,

      Thanks for the your comments, writing down your goals is a great strategy and a known success key that the ultra wealthy use, I like what you mentioned about reading them to yourself and also looking over them before you go to sleep at night, thanks again.

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