It’s a New Year & you want a to be a fitter, healthier & better version of you but with all these goals & aspirations to achieve in 2015 how do you get started?
Set a Goal
Sounds easy enough but I don’t just want you to set a goal to achieve by the end of 2015, I want you to set a goal for each month. If you want to lose 20kg by the end of 2015 you need to break it down, look at the big 2 0 is very frightening, but breaking it down to a monthly goal is just under 1.7kg a month…now how much better does that look!
Now that you have your monthly weight loss goal we need to set weekly goals based around your food and training.
Week 1 – Walk 3 x per week and drink 2 L of water
Week 2 – Walk 4 x per week and drink 3L of water
(Ensure you have a fitness & food goal for each week)
Creating a new habit each week is the best way to ensure you are creating long term habits that will not only allow to achieve your goal but stay at your goal weight
There are MANY ways to do this including
- Food and exercise diaries
- Training buddy
- Friend of confident
- Personal trainer
- Life Coach
No matter what support your need ensure you start your journey with support and make your goals known to whoever is keeping you accountable so they can check in on you
It’s the begging of the year & your all excited about your health kick but 2 weeks in you’ve had a stressful day at work and you binge on your kryptonite (i.e chocolate). Don’t stress. Remember your WHY – why you started, why you want to achieve your goal so much, why you are going to stick to it this time.
It helps to have a piece of clothing as a motivational piece as a reminder & hang it up where you can see it every day. Remember your why & remember you’re human. You are only the next meal away from getting back on track so accept it & move on from it
Further down the track it is great to reflect on your progress so be sure to take a starting picture and reflect on how far you have come – it is great motivation
Don’t be afraid to re-evaluate your goals every week or every month if you want to add something to the list of things you want to achieve that is FANTASTIC. Be sure to discuss this with your accountability support to help you decide the best way to fit that into your plan
Set a Solid Foundation
The most important part of setting a new goal is to create a good foundation whether it is food or exercise. Seek the support you need to get you started on the right track in understanding what foods, when & how much you need to be having, what training, when & how much you need to be exercising & so forth. Creating a strong foundation of health habits will ensure (more than anything else) you can achieve your goal & sustain it.
Do It for You
Don’t do it because your ex said you had thunder thighs.
Do it for....
- Feeling better about yourself
- Having more energy
- Feeling fit
- Feeling healthy
- Being happier
- Getting the most out of every day
- That feeling of self-achievement