1. Create MEANINGFUL goals that are important to YOU.
We’ve all fallen victim to the endless online ramblings of the next big thing in weight loss and health management. What a nightmare it is to wade your way through the fads, the opinions, the judgements and of course the costs that can be involved purely for signing on!
And then there are the regrets. The regrets that you thought for some faint reason that this was “the one”. This was the diet, the routine that would make the difference only to realise a few days later that none of it is sustainable. None of it is relatable, and none of it offers a long-term investment into your aspirations.
YOUR GOALS – remember those? That’s where you need to turn yourself around, to reflect on what it is that matters to you, to your life current and to your future healthy happy journey. Once you have that clear path, that clear direction you can then set your sights on engaging in truly meaningful and aspirational activity to get you to that ultimate destination.
2. Take it one step at a time
So we have set our sights on the big picture. 2018 is the year for making it all the way and now we have to venture forth, with some trepidation no doubt, but with a song in our heart and a smile on our face. What next? Small steps make all the difference when our achievements seem out of sight and even a little pie in the sky.
Taking one bite at a time will increase your success by 100%! Imagine, as you make your way through the year by biting off just a little each day you will achieve. YOU WILL ACHIEVE!
3. Strength in numbers
We love our friends, we love our families, and we spend time being motivated by almost everyone we surround ourselves with. In fact we can find ourselves doing things we never dreamt of due to the power of peers. By engaging and surrounding us with like-minded, invested people we will naturally shine and take a few more bite size steps with ease. Give it a shot by training with a few friends. Success breeds success!
4. Train your brain
The brain is a key performance indicator that needs regular exercise just like your muscles. Keep fit active and keep fit healthy and it will ooze all sorts of good physiological stuff to keep your New Year resolution on track.
5. Take it to the limits
Setting limits to a healthier you is easier than you think. It’s not about self imposed prohibition on all food groups. It is about remaining sensible and thinking about your food intake, thinking about what it is that you are consuming and taking the time to run a little research. Perhaps start with your favourite guilty pleasure and see just what it is that makes this treat so irresistible. You may find a smaller portion is the way to go next time. Information is power so Google away!
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