When you travel its always helpful to know where you are going and how you will get there, this is why you take a map, G.P.S. or even directions. Well it is also important to have a well devised plan of how you will reach your health and fitness goals as well, we call this an action plan, think of it like a road map for reaching your goals. Your action plan will map out the way to go from having a goal to reaching a goal. Your goal becomes your destination, and your action plan sets up mini goals, or pit stops on your way to your main goal. For example, if your goal is to lose 50lbs this year, the 50lb loss is your destination and your mini goals or your pit stops would 5-10 lb increments. Now you know where you are going, and you know all the pit stops on the way, all you have to do now is flue your car, i.e. proper nutrition and exercise. With the proper fuel for your car you will be tooling along in no time hitting your mini goals, and pretty soon you have reached your main goal.