We are quickly heading towards summer. This means that we are almost half way through the year. Where are you at with your New Years resolutions? Have you given up? Are you making excuses? Are you on track? Now is the time to look at how far you’ve come with short term goals and lets start setting some new ones. By short term I’m referring to 4 to 12 weeks.
- What do YOU want to accomplish? By creating your own short term goals this will serve as better motivation.
- What were your long term goal? Keep them! You’ll get there by setting your short term goals.
- Focus on the positives. How did you feel during that time you were working out? Did you feel better? Did you look better? What changes did you notice for the better? It’s time to reset and get back on track
- Find something that will hold you accountable. Meet with a trainer once a week. Sign up for those gym classes. Join a weekly meetup workout group. Start prepping meals for the week.
- Go back through your fridge and cabinets. Did you buy “junk food” or food that you told yourself you wouldn’t eat unless you “worked” for it? Throw it away and stop buying food with empty calories. If it’s out of sight you won’t be tempted. We all have a sweet tooth, but if you’re eating the amount of calories needed daily and breaking it up into small meals through the day you start cutting the bad cravings. Replace cookies and chips with fruits and veggies.
- Start tracking your progress again. Most gyms will give you a free fat% test. This will give you a fresh start. In 4 weeks take the test again. This will hold you accountable to want to see change within a month. Write down your weight. Keep a journal of the amount of cardio and the amount of weight you’re lifting.
- Don’t do anything drastic. This is why people normally give up within a few weeks. Start making changes slowly and when you decide to eat a cookie, make sure you start portioning it out so you stop at just one cookie and not the whole bag. Start with 20min of cardio 3-4 times a week. Make sure you are adding weights into your regime. Both body weight and dumbbells will help give you the results you want.
“You focus your mind to train your body and the changes that begin to take place impact your mind as well. Dream it, believe it, and you will achieve it.”