So you’ve just signed up to the gym or you have been a regular gym goer for a few weeks/months and you’re starting to flag. The motivation is slowly decreasing and your workouts are becoming less and less effective. In this blog I will be going through my best 3 pieces of advice I can give to anyone that correlates not only to gym but life goals in general.
The best piece advice I can give to someone in order for them to get results is goal setting. What are your goals? From here The One Minute Manager said it best:
Look at your goals
Look at your behaviours
Does your behaviour match your goals?
If your behaviours aren’t matching your goals then either your goals or behaviours need to change. Either one will do. If your goals are to lose weight then are you eating healthy non-processed foods? Exercising regularly? Keeping sugars to a minimum? If your behaviours are not in line with your goals then they need to change! The best way to begin this process is to write down what our goals are. Now write down 4 (realistic) behaviours that you should be displaying everyday. For example:
- Drinking water as my main fluid
- Eating protein with every meal
- Eating veggies at every meal
- Get 8 hours of sleep every night
Start with these and slowly build them into your lifestyle. Trust the process and you’ll see what a huge impact these small steps can make.
2. Bring everybody onboard
This second tip moves on nicely from the first and for me is the easiest one out of the three to put in place straight away. Bringing everyone onboard means that every person in your life is working with you in one big community effort to achieve your goals. Does your coworkers, friends, family, people at parties, even pets know of your goals. ‘Hey, I’m trying to lose 10 pounds so if you see me reaching for the cakes in the office, stop me because I’m eating clean and I’m not eating unhealthy food, so don’t let me eat junk.’Co-workers will then not offer you those sharing crisps and motivate you on days where we need it most. Signing up to Vitto (click here for more Vitto info) and connecting will others with similar goals will build a vast army of people behind you who are willing to push you towards those all important results.
3. Whittle away at the extras
This may be the hardest one out of all three but it works. Whittle down your life a little. A piece of advice given to me was you can measure a good relationship but how much it expands. What does this mean? Maybe you do too much. If you’re like me then you love jumping into things whether that be my annual summer golf rounds or a new series that’s starting on Netflix. To do all of this, something has to give. Whittle. Whittle the amount of time you spend watching tv, whittle the amount of time spent in the pub or walking round the shops and suddenly the time for training or meal prepping will appear. Im not saying to disconnect from humanity all together but stop watching so much tv!