LHI Tip of the Week – Turn your “I wish” into your “I will”

ImageSet Your Goals!

As the 10 week challenge begins, it’s important to set personal goals to accomplish by April 4th. Keep these goals posted in an area that you see at least once a day, constantly reminding yourself of where you want to be in 10 weeks. Continue to stay motivated and soon your goal will be reality.



Specific: Who, what, when, where, why? What is your long-term goal and how will you achieve it? Is it nutrition-based or exercise-based? Set specific short-term goals that contribute to meeting your long-term goal. Don’t forget to celebrate the small victories though!

Measurable: How are you going to measure your goal? Using a pedometer, counting glasses of water, measuring time to walk/run a mile? Use the dashboard to track weight loss percentage and activity minutes each week. Remember all improvements are good improvements and it will take time.

Attainable: Your goals should be realistic and manageable. When you’re thinking of your short and long-term goals think about what you value, your attitude and abilities.Image

Relevant: Make your goals relatable and personal to you. Whether you’re trying to get in better shape, train for a marathon or just beginning the lifestyle change – set goals for where you are at right now.

Timely: Set an exact date you want to accomplish it by. Your overall goal can be set for April 4th to coincide with the end of the 10 week challenge. When making smaller goals, set a date to accomplish each one by. Stay on track, keep yourself motivated and be accountable.


Figure out and write down what you want to focus on improving for yourself. This will help you maximize your benefits from the 10 Week Challenge. These goals take time to accomplish as well as see results but every day you eat healthier and exercise, you’re THAT MUCH CLOSER to feeling and seeing improvements! Good luck and enjoy!




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