Fat 2 Fit #113 – Achieving Your Goals in the New Year


Written on December 29, 2010 – 6:00 am | by Russ Turley

Are you planning to fail on your New Years resolutions? Well, if you’re like most, you’ve failed to plan, so that old adage will come to fruition. Without planning out your goals with specificity and deliberateness your resolution will fall by the wayside part way through the year. This is our 4th annual goals show and we go over:

  • The basics of goal setting
  • Setting a goal or resolution
  • Breaking down goals
  • Tips and tricks

This year can be the one that leaves you fitter, healthier and more attractive than you ever thought you could be.   We’ve said this before, but this is the most important show of the year.  It’s the one show that sets the tone for your life during the next 12 months and beyond.

Links Mentioned in the Show:
How To Set Your Last Weight Loss Goal Ever
First Goal Setting Show
Second Goal Setting Show
Third Goal Setting Show

A note for the myth busting listeners out there: We are aware that the validity of the business school studies that we mention may be inflated, exaggerated or even hoaxed. Those studies have been quoted in hundreds of books and thousands of websites over the years. Our position is that we believe that goal setting is one of the most important things that a person can do to help them achieve their goals, and mentioning these famous studies will help to motivate people to set their own goals.

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  1. 5 Responses to “Fat 2 Fit #113 – Achieving Your Goals in the New Year”

  2. By Micah on Dec 29, 2010 | Reply

    Jeff & Russ,
    I am enjoying this podcast on goal setting. I am in the process of formulating my own goals for 2011.

    One of my goals is to learn from the best. Would you be available for a 30 minute inerview January 4th at 8pm Mountain Time?

  3. By Jeremy on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Interesting fact… Weight Watchers has a failure rate of 97%.

    http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=1789920

  4. By Lisa on Jan 5, 2011 | Reply

    This is slightly unrelated to this specific post, but I saw those 5 hour energy drink commercials are now suggesting to use them for energy/motivation during workouts. Is it safe to use them for that? Is this another irresponsible commercial?
    Thanks for your thoughts.

  5. By Jeff Ainslie on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    @Jeremy I looked at that article on Weight Watchers, and it looks to me that 37% remained within 5 lbs of their goal weight after 5 years and 16% were below their goal weights. But even those numbers don’t tell the whole story if you read the study carefully.

    One of the 3 authors is Weight Watchers, they are not following typical WW members, they start following members after they achieve “lifetime member status” so it is not representative. There are many methodological problems with this study which does not make it a good study.

    The bottom line is, with the best most motivated WW dieters who continue to be active in the organization, only 37% of that selected group have 5 year success.

  6. By Jeff Ainslie on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    @Lisa Technically, energy drinks in adults do not appear to cause harm when used in moderation – whatever “moderation” really means. There is no proof that they are any better than any other caffeine delivery system such as coffee etc and there is still no actual evidence that they improve athletic performance. It seems to be all marketing.

    I just read this article a few days ago on energy drinks: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=9541

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