Goal setting and results beyond January

At this time of year countless blogs and articles will surface telling you to ‘Change your life this year’ with some ‘New year, New you’ mumbo jumbo.

This isn’t going to be one of those.

Come January gyms across the land will see a massive influx of people who’ve eaten their body weight in turkey and chocolate over the festive period.

Come February most will be back to doing nothing.

It’s not ideal, but that’s just the way it is.

If you don’t want to be one of these people, read on.

It’s important to have a set goal.

Wedding, birthday, holiday, anything, something.

But the trouble is with these goals is that there’s a definitive end, and then what happens?

Is it back to eating crap and exercising half heatedly or is there something else?

I’m all for goal setting, it’s just that more often than not people go off the rails when their focus period is up.

It doesn’t make us bad people, it’s human nature.

What if though, we allowed ourselves a little more time and a little more flexibility with your training and nutrition?

If you fancy a pizza, eat some pizza.

Want a beer? Sure have a couple.

Do I think people should do this weekly?

No. But every so often is fine, surely.

Look at the long-term picture.

>>Where do we start?

Trying to do everything at once will be overload.

And we all make this mistake.

Keep your training simple, push yourself and get a sweat on.

Be realistic.

A couple of dress sizes smaller or a few inches off your waist is realistic. Thinking you’ll be shredded in two weeks is not.

Don’t be too strict with your food.

Just be mindful of what you are eating.

And align your behaviour’s with your goal.

Small incremental changes, over a long period, are the best way of doing this.

A good starting place would be the usual suspects.

  • Drink more water
  • Eat more vegetable’s
  • Get adequate protein
  • Sleep more
  • Exercise 3-4 times a week
  • Smile, relax, meditate, whatever, just chill.

It really is a simple as doing these six things at the outset.

Which, other than sleep often, are very doable.

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