What People Who Love Their Bodies Know About Fitness | Anna McKinlay

How many people do you know who have set a goal to get fit, eat well, or lose weight… only to fail? We all know someone, and it’s likely we’ve been that person ourselves at some point.

Many of us want better health and well-being — to be able to feel good in our bodies, and about our bodies.

This is why health and well-being top the charts when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, birthday resolutions, anniversary resolutions … pretty much any resolution you can think of starts with these! In 2022, the top 3 resolutions were to exercise more, eat healthier, and lose weight.

Yet, only a minority achieve their goals. Many people give up on their resolutions within a month and most never see them through.

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What if the reason it’s so hard to meet our own health goals had nothing to do with personal failure, and more to do with the goals themselves?

maybe you were never the problem.

In almost a decade as a coach, I’ve noticed 3 big mistakes people make in setting goals, including goals for self-care. Mistakes that lead people to self-sabotage… and failure.

Here are 3 things people who are happy in their fitness journeys do differently:

1. They understand that success can’t be tied to one specific goal.

The first big mistake is making your goal an outcome that you want to achieve.

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