Wow! Isn’t this the truth. We all have hopes and dreams and can get motivated to do many things. But without concrete daily habits in place, our best intentions to reach a goal are usually not met.
So, how do we get motivated?
Well, you have to do some soul searching and set some big concrete goals. If your aim is to make it to the next Olympics, like Jim Ryun, then set that goal. Or, if you want to write a book, like me, then set that goal.
If you want to reach your ideal weight range, then set that goal. And this will be our focus in this letter.
Losing weight is easy. You can lose weight on any diet. But you want to lose it slowly and steadily. You don’t want to end up looking like a Shar Pei with a bunch of loose skin. You don't want to mess up your metabolism or put undo strain on your organs. And you want to keep it off. So you will want to make serious permanent lifestyle changes.
And how do you make these lifestyle changes?
Every Single Day!
Now, you can not rely on motivation and willpower alone to reach your ideal weight range and maintain it. It is simply not sustainable.
Think of all those New Years resolutions that don’t work out even though desire and motivation is high at first. You just lose steam. You start off doing lots of big gimmicky things that are so far out of your comfort zone. Eventually you will revert back to your old ways.
You need a goal but you also need to create small concrete habits or targets to reach every day.
So in effect, even though you are not doing much like working out for 4 hours a day. You are consistent. You do your bit every day. And so it is no longer a matter of if but a matter of when.
So how do we create a new daily habit?
Well, I have found the easiest way is to use a Daily Target Activities Chart.
You write down the daily activities you need to do to reach your goal. And every day you perform these tasks and check them off when you are done.
You can find these Daily Target Activities Charts for free on this website. The charts already have the basics for keeping your diet on track already written in.
Or in my new book BREAK THE CYCLE WORKBOOK which you can get on AMAZON. These target charts have a lot more room for you to write your tasks. It's also nice to have them all in one place. Right at the start of the week you are working on.
My workbook gives you 16-weeks of goal setting, target charts, and journal entries. Unlike other workbooks, this gives you enough time to make serious lifestyle changes.
Watch the magic happen! Good luck.