Setting goals helps you to define where you are and what you plan to achieve over a specified period of time. So when it comes to building the body of your dreams, it is important to clearly define your goals.

Here are some goal setting tips for fat loss…


I think that a lot of people need to put their goals down on paper. I like to have people start with three short-term goals and three long-term goals. You can do them either the traditional route of saying “I want to lose 10 pounds” or you can do what are called – process goals. Like “I’m going to go to the gym three times per week”. So that would be a process to get you towards the end goal of losing body fat.

In addition to writing down your goals, it probably wouldn’t hurt if you also had visual images of how you want to look including photos, you can collect come photos and maybe put them on what some people call a vision board to keep that stuff at the forefront of your mind may be on the fridge as well to keep you on track. For people who have been doing this for a while like a guy like me, I know what I want, and I know how to get there, but for people who are just getting back to into it. You need that constant reminder.

You need constant motivation to stay on track and to avoid going to the fridge and grabbing the ice cream. Anything you can do in addition to setting these goals, such as reviewing these goals regularly, that’s also incredibly important. I do this for my own daily goals, and it helps me make progress every day.

It takes five or six days off without reviewing your goals or thinking about your program, then you’ll notice that during those five or six days you didn’t eat as well and maybe missed a few more workouts, but if before you go to bed, you take a look at your goals and make sure that you’ve done stuff on your checklist to get closer to them, you’re going to have a greater chance of success than if you did not review goals or set goals in the first place.

To your success,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

Author, Turbulence Training for Abs Home Abdominal Workout System

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Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he'll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at