Your 9 Week Boxes Ticked
How many times have you set that new year's resolution that ends up being a past thought? Why didn't you achieve that goal? Have you ever had the same goal for more than one year? Simply because of a few mistakes, maybe a lack of motivation, or simply just not knowing how to achieve these goals. Don't stress it's okay. It takes a few falls for us to walk doesn't it? Well I'm about to share some tips on how to get your goals ticked off, new year's resolution or not - which hopefully you can utilise for your nine-week body break through challenge!
Let's start with your goals. How realistic are they? Do they work and fit into your routine, or, are these goals instantly causing your set in stone schedule to take a 180 turn? I know, so many questions, but these are pivotal ideas that we need to understand before taking on this responsibility of your goals.
Next, let's understand why you are setting this goal. Understanding the purpose, benefits and an expected result of your goal is vital. How can we know where we are going without a destination? If a goal is set without the true want to feel the benefit or sense of accomplishment, are we really all that into it? We have to understand who we are doing this for, why we are setting this goal, and what we expect throughout the journey of this goal.
Now, let's think about our distractions. Why? Because you can and will get distracted. "Life moves pretty fast". If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." In all seriousness, it is true. Take a minute to jot down some of your distractions/potential barriers and what might cause you to regress from these goals. This is not to overwhelm yourself, but to be realistic in understanding that life does move fast, life does get busy and you don't want to miss out. Especially not on bettering yourself. Personally, I found writing down these potential distractions helped me to understand, be honest and write down next to these points how I could keep myself accountable or what I could do instead to make sure I keep on track.
For example (a common thought); -I don't have time to drive to the gym and back today because of work - (you should think) When I don't have time to drive there and back, I will make sure I go for a fast paced 20 minute walk before today ends. Or I don't feel well enough to train today. - I will watch my nutrition closely today. I will give myself time to rest. I will remind myself how and why I will train when I feel better next.
Keep yourself accountable. How else can we do this? How about setting a weekly to do list for this specific goal? That way it doesn't become heavily reliant on constant daily integration of your habits/routine.
Finally, as cheesy as this may be. Believe in yourself. You've got this. After all you are the one achieving your goal, you are putting in the work, and you are going to reap the rewards. Stay focused, stay productive and stay honest with yourself in keeping consistent. There is no need to put yourself under a strict, shortly timed and serious goal if there is a more moderated and realistic process for the same result. Find out what works for you, and try your best to stick to it. After all, when you fall you can only get up, right? Give it your best! Be real and have fun enjoying your progression.
*Disclaimer: Individual results vary based on agreed goals. Click here for details.