The Secret To Setting Goals That ACTUALLY Stick

Kadi Sonntag

When it comes to goals, especially those related to health and wellness, summoning the motivation to stay on track can be a bit tricky. In this heartwarming chat with Kadi Sonntag, our Women’s Empowerment Coach, we explore how a little military discipline, savvy goal setting, and a holistic health approach can work wonders for transforming lives.

Military Discipline and Goal Realisation

Kadi, with over 12 years of experience as a physical training instructor in the army, spills the beans on how military discipline shapes her health approach. It’s all about structure and routine—two trusty sidekicks that fitness gurus and self-help books rave about. Discipline here isn’t just about routine; it’s about pushing boundaries, embracing discomfort, and committing to constant improvement. Turns out, in the military, you’ve got to tackle things you’re not naturally good at—a lesson that resonates universally, especially in the realm of fitness goals.

Contrary to the New Year resolution rollercoaster, where determination fizzles out fast, the military-inspired discipline provides the mental grit needed to stick with goals through thick and thin, whether it’s January or July.

The SMART Way to Set Goals

Kadi dives into the SMART framework, a magical tool to turn vague aspirations into tangible targets. The brilliance lies in its simplicity—specificity and measurability guide your efforts efficiently toward the finish line. As Kadi wisely puts it, “If you can’t measure it… you’re not going to want to go back.” She unravels how lack of clarity and measurable milestones often derails fitness goals.

Her talk is not just about setting goals but also about adaptability and realistic self-assessment. It’s about having a vision and being open to refining it as you go. The SMART criteria offer a compass to navigate away from burnout and maintain interest, aligning military-like focus with a strategy that respects your current state, nudging you forward incrementally instead of overwhelming you from the start.

Holistic Health: Nurturing Mind, Body & Soul

In Kadi’s dialogue, a recurring theme steals the spotlight—the all-encompassing nature of health and fitness. It’s not just about physical strength or endurance; it’s a harmonious blend of body, mind, and soul. Kadi advocates for a supportive environment that embraces emotions and vulnerability in the realm of physical training. Recognizing that humans are complex beings, her approach acknowledges that mental and emotional states profoundly affect physical capabilities.

By creating a safe space for women, even within the rigid structure of the military, Kadi addresses emotional weight and barriers often overlooked in traditional fitness settings. The release of emotions during exercise isn’t just a workout side effect; it’s part of a bigger picture—holistic self-care. It’s a journey where the mind and soul join forces with the body for transformative life changes.

Empowerment and Transformation

Kadi weaves together military discipline, SMART goal setting, and holistic wellness into a potent potion for lasting personal transformation. Embracing routine, structuring goals smartly, and recognising the comprehensive nature of health contribute to a life aligned with personal values and aspirations. As we stride forward on our health and fitness journeys, Kadi’s insights serve as friendly reminders that empowerment is not just about external achievements but also about internal strength.

For those eager to craft a life centred around health and empowerment, Kadi’s programs provide a gentle guide for this transformative journey. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a newbie, the disciplined path to holistic wellness is within your friendly reach, with opportunities like six-week reconnection programs and six-month masterminds for sustainable change on the horizon.

Find out more about Kadi and The Holistic Woman program HERE!

Megan Zischke
Megan Zischke
Passionate Life Coach, Founder of The Wholistic Collective, and Host of The Wholistic Life Podcast. As the visionary behind The Wholistic Collective, Megan cultivates a thriving community through the Wholistic Health Directory, emphasising unity and shared growth.

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