As the new year approaches in T minus 5 days & you use the weekend to create your new year's resolution, I want you to start by asking yourself —
What worked for you last year? What didn’t?
.. . . .and based on your evaluation set a NEW goal for this year.
WHAT do you want to accomplish in 2020?
Do you want to lose weight? Have a sexy bod? or Just to stay healthy?
We are all different individuals with different fitness-based strengths & goals; and if you try to set a goal like everyone else & get on a strict regimen that they follow it'll NEVER workout for you. You are setting some pretty unrealistic expectations from your body.
Setting goals is a great idea but when it comes to kicking off a new diet plan or workout it's important to know what kinda person you are. If you are not a 6am-workout-kinda-person then you DON'T have to start now. Instead, start your new year feeling excited & taking small steps at a time so you can STAY CONSISTENT & HIT your GOALS instead of letting it go & forgetting about it even before Feburary hits.
I have always loved setting goals but historically found I didn’t set them in the correct way to hold myself accountable and actually achieve them. By the time March rolled around, I didn't even remember what I wanted to achieve!
If you are anything like me, here are my top 10 tips that have helped me create and follow through with my goals —
Figure out who you really are and what your strengths are.
Ex. - If you are Yoga loving, working from comfort home person, stick to it!
Review the last year. What did you get right? What do you need to improve or recommit to?
What do you really want? (Ask and the universe delivers!)
Figure out what is holding you back. (limiting beliefs)
What are your priorities?
What areas do you excel in?
Make sure your goals are SMART goals. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely)
Define your WHY. I want you to really spend some time working with this. Without a strong why it will be difficult to stay committed.
Break your goals down into actionable steps. If you want to lose 20 pounds this year, what does that really mean? It means you need to lose a little over a pound a month, which means you need a be in about a 3500 calorie deficit. You get my point here.
Find an accountability partner that will truly hold you accountable to your goals. Schedule a weekly wine/coffee/check-in! When you are actually explaining why or why you have not reached your goals for the week, make sure this person will praise you and also call bullshit when needed!
Remember, goal setting is a thoughtful process. It is not something you fly through in 10 minutes or so. Schedule out several sessions for you to work on these tips. Feel stuck on one? Move on to another and then come back when you feel inspired to finish the step.
I hope these tips are helpful to you! To access the step one download to get you going, just click here.