Alright, no more excuses. Why do you think that beer belly isn't going away? Why have the multiple New Year’s resolution promises gone unkempt year after year after year? Why are you not accomplishing your fitness goals?
Perhaps because setting goals alone simply does NOT work! I know what you're thinking, “But ever since I was a kid I was told to set goals?!?”
From our Parents, to our school teachers and all the mentors in between, you have been force fed a steaming load of B.S. known as Goal Setting. OK, so what is the point of trash talking what seems like pretty sound and rational advice? A better way of accomplishing the things you want to in a given day, week or month, is to not just set goals, but instead follow a SYSTEM! You already have a daily system that unwittingly following; maybe it goes a little something like this:
That is the SYSTEM that you will now follow, and losing weight will be the side effect that comes from following your new system/routine. You need to learn to love the system, and the benefits that will come from following a healthy routine which after just one month will become so habitual you won’t even distinguish it from your old routine.
You may be thinking that this is all just semantics, and you are right to a degree. The difference is that a System will give you opportunities to trade one big lofty goal that will take months to years in order to get accomplished for multiple smaller goals that will take nearly no time at all to accomplish. Did I wake up 45 mins earlier? Did I do my morning exercise? Did I pack a healthy lunch? Did I take the stairs? Did I eat a healthy dinner? This will give you simple attainable goals that to be honest; if you cannot accomplish, then you don’t deserve to accomplish the big lofty goal.
"A system is something you do on a regular basis that increases your odds of happiness in the long run. If you do something every day, it's a system. If you're waiting to achieve it someday in the future, it's a goal. The system-versus-goals model can be applied to most human endeavors. In the world of dieting, losing twenty pounds is a goal, but eating right is a system. In the exercise realm, running a marathon in under four hours is a goal, but exercising daily is a system. In business, making a million dollars is a goal, but being a serial entrepreneur is a system."