Hello 2016 - LETS GET FIT!
Welcome to 2016 everyone. I hope you all had a nice christmas with family and friends, got away for a wee holiday or adventure and managed to fit some fitness into some of the days too.
Every year I commonly see that everyone always sets resolutions for the year, commonly known as dreams. Inevitably they always include some sort of fitness or weightless dream. I call them this as 99% of the time they aren't achieved or followed through with, primarily because a dream has no plan, no date to achieve by, no stepping stones to get people there, therefore never being achieved, or even started. Sound familiar? We've all been there, including me (but not often my fitness or sporting related goals).
So, how can you start this year differently with your resolutions, otherwise known as, GOALS!
Write them down, both for yourself and for others to see, as they can help you with accountability. Then think about what the goal is, and more importantly WHY you want to achieve it. What will it change about you or your life for the better? What would you do differently, or how would you feel about yourself differently?
All goals must have a time line to achieve by as this helps you to commit to getting going now. If it seems far off or long term, then set some smaller short and medium term goals as this reduces the enormity of the ultimate goal or challenge, but also gives you milestones along the way so that you know you are on track, and this helps with motivation and self confidence that progress is being made.
These extra steps will help you more with your motivation to achieve them as it makes them more meaningful to you, which creates buy-in or you start to feel emotions about the change, hopefully excitement and this intrinsic motivation is ultimately what will get you to where you clearly desire to be.