One of the easiest and most simple things you can do to achieve success when it comes to goal setting is to break them down into smaller achievable goals. Small steps that you can take, that when accumulated will create MASSIVE change in your life. I think where most of us fail is we often try to do to much at once. For example:
GOAL: ** Lose 2 stone and look in shape
ACTION NEEDED: 1) Eat and drink less
2) Exercise more
Now although that only looks like we need to do 2 things, there's also a whole lot more thought that needs to go into this.
1) Eat and drink less: What is our maintenance level when it comes to calories so we can ensure we are moving into a deficit? Once we know that, how do we break it down into a meal plan? How do we realistically fit that meal plan into our day? What do we do when we get stressed, bored, emotional etc? How much water should we be drinking? When can we drink alcohol?
2) Exercise more: What workout do we follow? If we don't yet belong to a gym can we do a workout from home, and if so what exercises do we do? What do we do if we struggle with doing any exercise at all? Where do we find the time?
Now that's a lot to process, and probably enough to overload you into thinking it's too much and tempt you into putting it off. So what can we do? BREAK THEM DOWN! Lets look at a few smaller tasks we can set ourselves to get us started.
No Alcohol on a week day
Get to bed by10am and up by 6am
Do 20 - 30 minute home workout (squats, lunges, press ups, burpees, sit ups)
Drink 2-3 litres of water a day
Walk at least 10,000 steps a day
Use myfitnesspal to create a food plan
Buy lunchboxes and precook a few days meals in advance.
Still quite a lot to think about, right? How about if you were to do 2 of those a week? For example,
WEEK 1: Work out a food plan using an app such as myfitnesspal that provides you with 2000 calories. Order that food from Tescos and get it delivered before you start. Ensure you stick to it for 7 days.
WEEK 2: Continue with WEEK 1's changes, and add in ensuring you drink 2 litres of water a day and walk 10,000 steps a day.
WEEK 3: Continue WEEK 1 and WEEK 2's changes, and introduce a 20-30 minute home workout in 3-4 times a week. Make sure you are getting to bed by 10pm and up when your alarm goes off at 6am.
If you tried to do all of those 6 things above all on day 1, again there is a good chance you will find it all too much and give up. By breaking them down, you only have a couple of new tasks to focus on each week. Within a month these new habits will become second nature to you, and you'll be well on your way to success!
Now I appreciate that what seems simple on paper is never that straightforward when put it into real world scenarios. That's where we come in. We can help you stick to these new changes and not let life get in the way. Within 2-3 sessions you'll be well on the way to living your dream life! What are you waiting for? Message us now!