Remember! The goal is to move through the stages of change… not always to “take action.”
Practice Setting a Goal Choose a healthy behavior that you have already been thinking about changing. Some ideas: healthy eating, being more active physically, taking your medicine, checking your feet, checking your blood sugar. What will you gain if you make this change? What will you have to give up? On a scale of 1-10, how much do you want to make this change?
My Goal: to lose 5 pounds My reason for this goal: so I can wear my favorite dress for my son’s wedding Steps I’ll take: 1. Ride the exercise bike for 10 minutes daily 2. Eat a salad and fruit for lunch 3. Park my car as far from the door as I can Who will help me: my best friend
When I’ll start: this Thursday When I’ll meet my goal: in 2 months How I’ll reward myself for making progress toward my goal: Buy an audio book to listen to on the way to work