Real Life Weight Loss Goals

Real life weight loss goals

Ever open a fitness magazine, look at the images and think “that’s nice but how can I ever look like that?” We all know that Photoshop alters images and that fitness competitors and body builders spend hours in the gym, but there’s still a mental disconnect between what we see, what we know, and what we want. Before & after pictures can be inspiring but also discouraging. I wish there were more before & after pics reflecting real women in real life – in particular of moms!

Here’s the deal, unless you are planning on becoming a fitness competitor or you have a serious passion for fitness and just love working out for an hour or more every day, chances are you are never going to look like Jillian Michaels. Do you really care? I remind myself all the time to keep the focus where it matters. For me, this means focusing on feeling strong, feeling great in my clothes, loving the skin I’m in, and being healthy so that I can be around for my family.

Don’t lose sight of your reality and don’t let a crazy awesome transformation story make you feel like your goals & reality aren’t good enough. They are! Keep it real and make it easier to celebrate your victories and milestones. Everyone has a story. This is yours. Make it count.

 Megean and the boysMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!  Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

3 Secrets to Getting & Staying Motivating

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Set Short Term Goals

Spend time articulating specific goals & set a deadline. “Lose weight by summer” and “be healthy” are too vague. Instead, decide to workout 4 times every or stop eating after dinner for 5 days. If you’re not willing to get serious about picking reasonable, short term goals, then you’re not serious about getting and staying motivated!

Write Down Your Goals

Write down your goals & put them everywhere! On your fridge, phone, tablet, night stand, ect. Read them every single day, all day, and envision what it feels like to accomplish them. Tempted to skip this step? Don’t. Your mind is highly susceptible to “priming” (read the book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, if you don’t believe me), so why not use this chance to prime it with exactly what you want?

Get a Partner

Get an accountability partner that is honest with you, calls you out when you need it, and will keep you on track. Share your goals with her & check in daily, no excuses. I like what’s called “offensive accountability.” That means you don’t have to wait for her to catch you doing something you shouldn’t be, you have to ‘fess up and come clean as soon as it happens.

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Me and the boysMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!  Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!