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Three simple steps to reach your objectives

With the beginning of a new year, many will think about getting back in shape, taking charge of their life, or improving their health check results. Signing up to a gym is often a first step toward the fulfilment of these new objectives. To ensure that you reach the expected results, I suggest three simple steps to maintain your motivation and ensure the success of your process.

A realistic objective
During a weight loss process,we often tend to set objectives that are too great. I suggest that you rather set a realistic objective in a predetermined timeframe. If you are beginning a weight loss process, it can sometimes be difficult to determine how much weight should be lost. Generally speaking, you can aim for a maximum loss of 1 to 3 pounds a week. Ask a professional for his help, such as a personal trainer or a nutritionist, to help guide you through this process.

Measurable objectives
To reach your objectives, ask yourself how you will accomplish what you have planned. First, define what your main objective is (for example: losing 10 pounds in 4 weeks). Then, set small measurable objectives that will guide you through your process (number of workouts per week, changing one or two nutritional habits, etc.). All you will have to do is follow these objectives, and the task ahead will seem much easier!

Examples of small objectives: performing four workouts per week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday); eating a healthy snack in the morning, and one in the afternoon.

Make a commitment!
Believe in your planned objectives, and make a commitment about them with a relative, a friend, or a trainer. This feeling of commitment will give you the boost you need to take charge of your life. Make sure to follow the evolution of your progress, and compare it with your objectives. You can always modify them along the way in order to stay motivated.

I firmly believe that the process is more beneficial than the result itself.

Try it!

By Christophe Alarie

Christophe Alarie

Three simple steps to reach your objectives is a post from I'm taking charge. I'm taking charge is a blog that aims to help people in their journey to fitness through articles on training, nutrition, motivation, exercise and healthy recipes.
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