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Setting Goals For Success ~By Jillian Michaels~

My Fitness World: Setting Goals For Success ~By Jillian Michaels~

Friday, April 1

Setting Goals For Success ~By Jillian Michaels~

Setting Goals For Success

By Jillian Michaels

You can't achieve success if you're not moving toward something. Think about your ultimate long-term goal, and then break it down into less overwhelming mini-goals. Then find some incentives to help you stay the course. What kinds of goals am I talking about? The ambitious and attainable ones.

First: Think long and hard about what you want. Make sure your goals are actually things you want to achieve, not what society dictates or what your family or friends want for you. Ultimately your life is yours and you must live it for yourself. I know you might be thinking that's selfish, but so what? Sometimes being a little selfish is a good thing, especially if it enables you to take care of yourself.

Second: Remember, goals are not inflexible roadblocks meant to make you feel badly about yourself. If you don't accomplish a goal exactly on schedule, so what? You can't predict what life is going to throw your way — but you CAN choose the way you react to situations that come up. That is where your power lies. If you fall off the wagon, just get back on — no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

Third: We all have to be realistic when we set our goals. I'm 5 feet 2 inches, and I have a stocky build. I am never going to be a petite little waif, no matter how hard I work. I also want to make a difference in the world, but something tells me I probably don't stand a good chance of running for president. Instead, I set goals that are realistic and productive. I am 5 feet 2 and stocky, but I am going to be the most fit 5-feet-2 muscle chick I can. I might not be president, but I can teach people how to be healthier and happier through fitness.
Make sense? The bottom line is that goals provide direction. They help bring a focus to our lives so that we can live our dreams — no matter how big or how small they may be.

I love how Jillian talks about her being only 5'2 and stocky and that she will NEVER be a petite little waif, no matter how hard she works. Remember this, you are who you are and you need to love yourself no matter what. If your big boned, well there is nothing you can do about that. So don't try to be thin and petite. Just try to be healthy!!! That's it!!! Just try to be healthy by moving more, eating healthier and loving yourself. People see us different then we see our selves. We are the only ones who are hard on us! Take a deep breath and start loving you for you..... Set your GOALS to be Healthy and Happy!!!!

Here is another good read by Jillian Michaels!

One Size Doesn't Fit All

By Jillian Michaels

Ever try to squeeze your feet into shoes that are one size too small just because you love the style? Doesn't work, does it? Well, maybe you can cram your feet into those shoes for the sake of a special evening, but you can't wear them all the time. They're just too uncomfortable!
Starving yourself with the goal of creating a physique that's contrary to your natural body type is a similar thing. You might get there for a month or two, but eventually your body will rebel.
Ultimately, there are three basic body types. It's important to understand your shape and know what you can and can't expect. Which one best describes you?
  • The apple shape. People with apple shapes tend to store fat in their upper bodies, so if an apple is carrying extra weight, it's usually around the belly. Apples have evolved to store fat in this way to adapt to long periods of famine. Fat stored in the upper body can lead to heart disease, so it is important for apples to be health conscious.
  • The pear shape. Pears hold the majority of their fat in the lower body: hips, buttocks, saddlebags. Pears are mostly women. This shape has evolved because fat stored in these areas aids in fertility and breast-feeding. This type of fat is not as much of a health risk as abdominal fat, but it is harder to lose.
  • The proportioned shape. Lucky proportionates have fat cells distributed equally throughout their entire body. When they gain weight, they gain it everywhere. When they lose weight, it comes off evenly.

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At April 1, 2011 at 12:03 PM , Blogger Marissa said...

cool tips :) THANKS!

At April 1, 2011 at 2:52 PM , Blogger TV's Take said...

Great tips and what an energetic blog! Now following you from the Friday blog hop. Hope you have a great weekend.

At April 1, 2011 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Mama said...

Blog hopping friday, Hope you have a blessed weekend.

At April 2, 2011 at 6:54 AM , Blogger said...

Hi! Visiting from the Circle Of Bliss. You entered your blog, but I don't see the button anywhere. Just want to make sure you're wanting to join in. If not, I'd be happy to remove you.
We're a bunch of ladies that look forward to meeting each other next year at Blissdom in Nashville. We are working hard to get to know one another so that we will have a connection when we meet.
Great blog! I've started moving more and eating less... that's my goal for this month. baby steps...


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