Think it’s safe to say, getting fit and healthy has been everyone’s new years resolution, one year or another. Getting healthy, feeling fit and losing weight is by far the most popular new years goal…. So we’re here to help you make baby steps to reach that goal.
- Set Micro Missions
Having a huge goal of losing 2 stone or going to the gym every day can be quite overwhelming and often unattainable. That’s why we like to set micro missions instead. Think of this as baby steps towards the big picture. These are absolutely essential for make a goal turn into a reality. This is the foundation and building blocks for any goal, especially when it comes to health and fitness.
- Find Alternatives
Getting healthy and cleaning up your diet doesn’t have to mean eating in deprivation and being hungry all the time. You can still eat delicious meals that are filling and healthy. It’s all about finding suitable alternatives. For example, if you love chocolate, try making your own using raw cacao instead. Or if you love pasta, go for a mung bean gluten-free option instead. There is an alternative for everything, it’s just up to you to find it.
- Love Your Workouts
When it comes to training and working out, there are so many options out there, so be sure to find the one that works best for you. The last thing you want is to sign up to a gym membership because you feel you have to, then end up dreading it and subsequently never going. You want your workouts to be fun and enjoyable. A time to let off steam and do something for you. If you’re quite high energy, you’d probably enjoy HIIT or CrossFit classes, where as if you’re more tame and relaxed, doing something like Pilates or Barre may work better for you. If you find it hard to motivate yourself, opt for places that offer classes rather than doing a workout on your own.
- Track Your Progress
Tracking is key when it comes to reaching health and fitness goals. You may not notice that you’re improving as the weeks go on when you don’t track it. Write down every weight you use in the gym and how many reps you did. You’d be amazed what a difference of a few weeks can make. Then seeing that improvement week by week is what is going to motivate you to keep going knowing that you really can do it!