6 steps to achieving your goals
I’ve really been enjoying Bootcamp the last few months. It’s very rewarding seeing great results being achieved by people who have made the commitment to improve their health, fitness and their weight.
I want to say a big thanks to those who have made the full commitment to what I am trying to do here. And that is, make sure that everyone gets the results they want. You only get to achieve if you put in the effort, it corresponds directly. Small effort, small results. Simple.
As they say, you are either doing something or you are not. There is no ‘trying to lose weight’ or ‘trying to get fitter.’ You are either doing iwhat it takes or you’re not.
Here are some ways that you can achieve what you want to in regards to your health:
- Have a measurable goal or measurable goals. “I will weigh 65kgs by November 30th” is so much more achievable than ” I want to lose weight.” “I will decrease my run time by 30 seconds” is more achievable than “I will try and get faster.” Make your goal something that you really want-and it can be a bit of a stretch. It has to be worth the effort you are going to put in.
- Have process goals that will get you there. ‘I will do 5 training sessions per week’ or ‘I will have no alcohol till I reach my first goal’ or ‘I will drink 2 litres of water per day’ or ‘I will eat a protein and vegie/fruit based meal every 3 hours every day’ are great process goals. Keep a track of the days you stick to it and watch your main goal get closer. Mark your calendar on days that you stick to it, or put a big cross on days that you don’t.
- Hang out with people who are doing or have already done what you want to do. Successful people have successful friends.
- Don’t wait for circumstances to by right. Start today, just do it. There will always be a reason why today is not a good time. Don’t let that stop you.
- Take one step at a time. One workout, one healthy meal, one less excuse. Just take each step one at a time and you will get there. Decide what that step will be and do it now.
- You haven’t failed until you quit. One set back doesn’t mean failure. Just move right on from it and take that next step to success.
So have a think about the goals you have set for yourself. If you haven’t set any, now is the time.
See you at Bootcamp-and don’t be late. The training sessions begin right on time and missing the warm up is a sure fire way to injury. Please try to get here on time.