– I will start Monday
– My new plan means I am avoiding XYZ foods
– I am going to go to the gym 4-5 times a week
– This is the new me
I am absolutely for setting targets, I do it all of the time. Mainly it involves getting as fit and strong as I possibly can without it impacting on other important things in my life, social, relaxing etc.
However, if you make your targets unrealistic they can cause you to feel discouraged, question your abilities, or even give up. For example, if you have never worked out, expecting yourself to go to the gym for an hour four times a week is unrealistic. A more realistic goal would be to go to the gym once a week for 20 minutes. Your long-term goal may be to go to the gym four times a week, but you need to start with smaller goals and work your way up to the long-term goal.
Get the fundamentals right first if you can.
– Start your day in a positive way, with exercise, a stretch or a play. Perfect bodyweight routines.
– Sleep lots.
– Enjoy exercising when you can, do what you want, not what you have been told is best
– Don’t eat too much, don’t eat too little.
– Eat minimally processed, nutrient dense food.
– Don’t be scared to slip up. You will! And then crack on.
Even small changes can have a big impact on your life. It can take time to meet goals, especially long-term goals.
Just enjoy the process of improving your overall health.
Start small, be patient and don’t think in all or nothing terms.