So, this is what number Monday you’ve decided to “start” getting fit?
Why do we feel the need to start on a Monday?
Why shouldn’t you want to start on any given day if the goal is overall health & fitness?
We’ve ALL been there, done that. All of us, even us fitness professionals.
Nothing will work unless you start with setting very specific goals.
We like to use the SMART system.
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Achievable
R – Relevant
T – Timely
Make your goals super specific. Write it down. Plan them. Put them on the fridge or somewhere you can see them daily.
If you are someone who struggles to stick to a goal, focus on a new habit every month. Making your focus the new habit, rather than the end goal. Put them on the calendar, set alarms in your phone or reminders.
You need to understand that when trying to reach a goal “ROME WASN’T BUILT IN A DAY” Don’t Diet. Don’t try “Quick Fix”. This just doesn’t work! You NEED to make this a lifestyle change and more importantly, you must actively want this to work. Your frame of mind will play a huge part in how successful you are in reaching our goal.
If you have absolutely no idea where to start or what to do in the gym, invest in a Personal Trainer to show you the ropes and give you the guidance and extra push to work hard toward your goal.
Finally, clean up your diet! Again, if you struggle with this, find a professional to help but at the end of the day eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. Changing your diet can be overwhelming sometimes, and sticking with changes in the long term is really tough.
Pick one food change every few weeks, and stick with it. Whether it’s eating less calories per day, drinking one less soft drink, eating more vegetables, laying off the alcohol or cooking your own meals 5x a week…small changes can lead to big successes in the long run and your lifestyle change will be more sustainable!
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