One of my super clients was being assessed yesterday. She had done brilliantly. The scores she was achieving in the Bootcamp showed she was getting fitter and her body composition results were heading in the right direction. All good!!!!!!
She told me she wanted to lose 5kg of fat. When I asked when for, she said, ‘no rush’.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! set up to failure number 1. Be vague when setting goals. YOU MUST ALWAYS HAVE A DATE TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL BY. IT IMPROVES YOUR CHANCES OF ACHIEVING THEM.
I encouraged her to think of a date in the not to distant future that she would like to lose the fat by. She told me of a key date in mind in four weeks time, but this was probably too soon to shift 5kg of fat by.
Therefore we decided she should set a 2.5kg of fat loss goal by this date. She would be halfway to achieving her ultimate desire.
The point of the story is that if fat loss is your goal, you stand more chance of succeeding if you at a time frame to it.