About

Stephen Cabral, CPT/CSCS is the author of Fatlossity as well as founder and director of FitLife by StephenCabral.com. The Diet.com video contributor has been an active member of the fitness and personal training community for over 10 years. His passion has led him all over the country in pursuit of continuing to further his education, certifications, and health & fitness philosophies.

» Meet Stephen Cabral
» Save Author as Favorite
» See all Stephen Cabral's Posts

Recent Posts

» 3 Times You Should NOT Listen to Your Body
» What to Do If You Cheat on Your Diet
» Why You Can't Achieve Your Goals
» 10 Tips for Better Sleep
» Fat Loss Stimulus Plan!

Archive

» January 2009
» December 2008
» November 2008
» October 2008
» September 2008
» August 2008

Fit Life with Stephen Cabral

by Stephen Cabral, Fitness Professional
Subscribe to this feed Subscribe

Are you using this strategy?

One of the simplest ways to calculate whether you're making progress towards your goal is by taking note of your actions throughout the day.

Basically, there are only 3 outcomes of any action.

You can make it far more complicated than this, but I find simple is always best...

Also, this strategy doesn't just work with trying to transform your body or improve your health, but can be applied to any business or life goal.

So here are the 3 outcomes that are involved in each choice you make:

1. Forward Progress

When you make a choice that brings you closer to your goal this would simply be considered forward progress.

It means that whatever choice you made is a positive one that has you moving in the right direction towards your desired outcome.

For example, choosing the fish and vegetable dish over the pasta when you go out to eat is moving you toward your weight loss goal.

Obviously, the more of these forward-moving choices you make, the faster you will progress towards your goals.

2. Taking a Step Back

Unlike forward progress, when you make a choice that doesn't move you toward your goal you are choosing to take a step back.

Of course this may seem pretty obvious as well, but when you really examine the choices you make throughout the day using this strategy I think you'll begin to see why your current actions are leading to the results you've gotten thus far.

It's really all about becoming aware of and awake to the big and small choices we make everyday of our lives.

Sometimes it's not the huge, glaring choices that move us further away from our goals, but the piling up of a lot of minor choices that add up to having a negative impact.

For example, eating a processed bowl of cereal every morning with a tall glass of juice seems harmless, but as you've seen in my previous article, all that sugar adds up.

The same goes for using regular salad dressing instead of opting for a tablespoon of healthy oil or fresh squeezed lemon juice. It's a relatively minor choice, but compounded ...    Continue



1 | 2    Next Page


@ 6:15pm ET on November 1, 2014
Very true everywhere in your life the choices you make affects the outcome. Make good choices

Post a Comment
  
ADVERTISEMENT

Hot Topics

diet, weight loss, fitness, motivation, abs, restaurants, health, calories, stress, challenge, gyms, support, goals, points, exercise, metabolism, food, recipe

Most Popular Searches

Most Popular Blogs

» Longer, Leaner Thighs: 5 Best Exercises
» We Announce The Challenge WINNER!
» Best Vitamins Dieters Not Getting
» The Dangerous Escape Food Provides
» Janel Hits The Farmers Market

Highest Rated Blogs

» Stop Being a People Pleaser
» A Simple Way to Please Foodies and Picky Eaters
» 5 Benefits of Cross-Training (even if you're 50+)
» 5 Healthy Ingredients You Can Add to Anything
» The Top 10 Workout Songs for June 2016



Sign up for our free diet newsletter
We respect your privacy. We will never share your email address with a 3rd party for any reason.