I don’t know about you, but when I make any major life changes such as a move, it helps to make a checklist. Don’t your health and fitness goals qualify as major life events?

How can you prepare for any serious undertaking without proper planning?

Depending on your current state of health and your goals (both short and long­term), the top of your list should include a visit to your doctor to ensure that you are making a safe plan.

Begin by properly defining your goal. I like using the popular acronym SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time­bound). If your goal meets and can fit into these 5 requirements then you are on your way.

Next set your goals in easy to chew bites, rather than trying to gulp down the whole enchilada in one bite: ­

  • Weekly goals ­
  • Monthly goals ­
  • Year­end goal

Assemble a support team made of friends, co­workers, family, therapeutic help; basically anyone that will be on­board and supportive of your goals. Fill them in on your plan(s) and ask for help. It can be daunting at first to ask for help, but they will want to see you succeed. That’s why you went to them in the first place, these are your supporters.

Success doesn’t just happen, make it happen. This is your life ­ take control today!

Be well!
Morgan White



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