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How To Crush Your Fitness Goals
Did you know that only about 8% of people actually achieve their resolutions each year? And, only 75% of those who are setting 2019 goals will follow through with them after the first week of the year. It’s crazy that 25% of people will stop working towards their goals after just the first week! BUT THAT’S NOT US. Let’s make your 2019 New Year’s resolutions and goals a reality!
Let’s Get started: You’re going to have to STOP and take a time-out this week to think about what you want to achieve this year (life & business) and put a plan in action to level up. If you don’t actually do this the days roll into weeks and months and before you know it the year is over! So let’s put this plan in place to give you a focus that you can realistically work towards and not feel overwhelmed. Before I start setting my 2019 goals, I reflected on how 2018 went for me. When we look back on the previous year, we can see where we struggled and that helps us see where we need to focus our attention for the next year. And, if you look at what you were successful with that will help you with setting 2019 goals that you can realistically reach.
Think about the resolutions you have followed through with: goals you’ve met, the successes you’ve had, the struggles you’ve encountered, and more. Then, think about what you wish you could have done better and how you might be able to achieve those things in 2019. This step always helps me to figure out what I need to do each year in order to achieve success.
Once you’ve set your goals you need to make sure they’re SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and you’ve locked a timeline for achieving them). Then break them into what I call ‘micro-goals’ and set a date to achieve them to hold you accountable and focused. When you put it onto paper it’s becomes an OFFICIAL goal and that’s where the magic happens! Get super specific with your goal. Instead of ‘I’m going to run a marathon in 2019’, WHEN will you run a marathon? Where will you run it and then setting small micro-goals for your distances on the calendar are crucial! And write it down in a notebook or fitness/lifestyle journal.
Now it’s time to TAKE ACTION and get amped! Putting a plan in place for staying on track and keeping track of your 2019 goals will tell you whether or not you will reach your goals by showing you what you need to do, if you are behind, and if you need to make a change. AND changing your goals isn’t giving up on them either. It’s making sure that your goals are working for you.
One of the MOST IMPORTANT things you can do now is to focus on creating habits that will help you stick to your goals. If you’re able to find ways to make your goals part of your daily routine you’re going to dominate. Habits are very hard to break, and that’s why they can help you achieve your goals. For example, if your goal is to lose 4 Lbs of fat every month then make 45 minutes of exercise/day and food preparation part of your daily habits. If your goals and lifestyle are aligned it’s going to be so much easier and enjoyable. Try to design your life around your goals so that you’re not struggling and you come out on top.
It’s also important to stay excited and motivated along the way. Consider creating a vision board and find ways to reward yourself as you’re getting closer to your goal. One of my favorite things to do for this is to enjoy a day at the spa with a massage. Everyone loves a reward, and they might give you just a little more motivation to work towards your goals. You can even write your reward next to your goal, put it on your vision board, etc. Your reward doesn’t have to be related to your goal either, and it shouldn’t be too big that it completely throws off all of the hard work you’ve been doing. It could be something like a nice dinner out. Or, it could even be something like taking a day off of work to do something fun you’ve been dying to try or reboot your body, mind & soul and booking a RYALLFITNESSGETAWAY
So get thinking about WHAT you want to achieve in 2019, make a plan and take action! YOU CAN achieve anything you set your mind to and create a plan to attack it! You’ve got this!