everyone needs a goal, a plan, and someone to hold them accountable to the plan.
In my last email, we discussed setting clear goals, and today, let’s dive into breaking those goals down to create a tailored plan for your weight loss and health objectives.
While I’ll touch on some aspects, remember, this is the high-level overview. If you’re ready for a detailed, step-by-step plan for your fitness journey, book a free intro here, and let’s come up with a plan together.
Let’s say you want to lose 30 pounds next year.
Divide 30 by 12 and you get 2.5. That means in order to lose 30 pounds next year you only need to lose 2.5 pounds per month.
Your sole focus needs to be on the first 2.5 pounds. You don’t lose 30 pounds by focusing on the number 30, you lose it by focusing 2.5 pounds at a time.
Divide 2.5 by 4.3 (average weeks in a month) and you get .58. Now you’ve broken down the 2.5 even further. You need to lose on average .58 pounds per week to lose 30 pounds next year.
Super realistic and achievable with the right plan and accountability to the plan.
Now let’s talk about closing the gap. To lose weight, you can:
- Eat better.
- Workout more often and more consistently (and maybe better – strength training cough, cough).
- Move more. More steps daily.
Those are really the only 3 ways to lose weight.
Now you need to figure out the following:
- How many calories you need to eat daily to lose weight? How much protein do you need? How much water do you need to drink?
- How many workouts are you currently doing weekly? How many do you need to reach those goals? (Hint- at least 3)
- What’s your daily movement like now? How can you build up to 10,000 steps by increasing by 500 more a day over time?
Define those numbers. Those are your new targets to help lose 30 pounds in a year, 2.5 pounds per month, and .58 pounds per week.
On Sunday, I’ll help you put these objectives into a monthly fitness plan and how personal trainers can provide the necessary support and accountability to hold you to that plan to get you to the goal faster.
If you’d like to work with my team and I, Click here and schedule a Free No Sweat Intro to come into the gym and chat.