Happy New Year!
Everyone is setting their new years resolutions. Recent research shows that while 52% of participants in a resolution study were confident of success with their goals, only 12% actually achieved their goals. Lets make 2012 the year that you are in that 12%. Starting from today!
First thing I want you to do is write out what your goals for the year are (fitness and life – usually you find each one correlates the other).
Answer these questions:
What do you want to achieve in 2012?
What do you want to achieve in January?
What do you want to achieve by March?
What do you want to achieve by July?
What do you want to achieve by December?
What can you change about your current lifestyle to help you achieve these goals?
Why do you want to achieve these goals?
Now I want you to put this into a SMART mode:
If I said Josie wants to lose 10kg by July. You need to break this down.
Is this a realistic target?
How much weight does Josie need to lose each month?
This makes 10kg seem a much smaller challenge.
July is 7 months away therefore divide 10kg/7 = 1.43kg per month which is only: 0.36kg per week! Easy Peasy.
So we will put this into Smart Mode:
S: Josie wants to lose 10kg
M: Lose 1.43kg per Month
A: Broken down to make sure weight loss is steady and not instant.
R: Broken down to 0.36kg Per Week
T: By July 2012
How do we get to these goals?
Exercise? Nutrition? Lifestyle?
I need you to ask yourself:
How many times do you exercise per week?
How intense is this exercise?
What do you think you could improve with your exercise?
What would you change about your nutrition?
How would you rate yourself on a scale of 1/10 in nutrition?
How much do you drink per week?
Do you smoke?
How much sleep do you get a night?
Answer These Questions by writing them down on to paper or keeping these saved into your notes on the computer.