Planning ahead is a common key ingredient to a successful story, no matter what the goal may be. Having a plan will not only help you reach your goal(s), but it can help you stay on track with your goal(s) a lot easier. Something that I have experienced and greatly believe in is having a plan, along with having alternative plans for those times of "just in case." Similarly, Coach Nicole has blogged about developing a Plan B, which has helped numerous people, including myself when times get busy or tough. I'm sure many of you have experienced those times when unexpected things come up and catch you completely off guard. When you have a plan, plan B, and maybe even a plan C, you are more likely to stick with your goal(s), which will make you happier in the end and you will have given yourself a perfect recipe for success.
I have always been someone who plans out just about everything and it is something that I recommend for everyone to do, especially with weight-loss related goals. From planning my meals ahead of time to planning out my workout schedule, I know that I will continue to be successful in continuing with my healthy habits and maintaining a healthy lifestyle -- no excuses. I think many other people have found this to be true as well! As I look through the Secrets of Success page on SparkPeople, I see numerous members have posted that planning ahead allows them to be successful, regardless of what their goal is.
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Do you plan ahead? If so, how has it helped you be successful? Do you have any tips for others to help them get started in the planning process? If you don't plan ahead, will you be giving it a try?
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