Yes I know it’s that time of year again, time to write down goals, get back to the gym, eat more salad, blah, blah, blah….. Sound just like last year and the year before that to you? It doesn’t have to be that way. GET FREAKING EXCITED about becoming the best version of YOU this year! This year is going to be different, and I’m going to share my three ways to MAKE IT HAPPEN!
A quick but not insignificant side note…These three tips have personally help me CHANGE MY OWN LIFE and become the most fit I have ever been. So no bull shit “this is what YOU should do….” No this is WHAT I DID!
First and most important. You have to realize your worth and that you deserve to be healthy and happy! Many of us, especially women, tend to put everything before ourselves. We get lost in families, careers, friends, etc and stop making ourselves a priority. This destroys your own worth and self image. Fitness helps build confidence, a healthy selfimage & can help you find more balance in life. When you decide that you are WORTH more than you have settled for and make yourself a priority, you will be able to stick with your healthy lifestyle. You deserve to love the way you look & feel! Decide today that you want more for yourself and go for it!
Second, in order to have a successful transformation, you need to have a PLAN! Anytime you set a goal, you need to have a plan of action in order to be successful. This is where most of us feel completely lost and what causes us to give up on on being fit. Where do I begin? What should I eat? How do I workout? Am I doing it right? GOAL>PLAN>ACTION>RESULT
“Acknowledge fears and doubts, realize you are meant to be successful, gather the knowledge and do something about it!” ~Bedros Keuilian.
It’s 2016, there are a million ways to gather information right there on your phone…where most of you are looking right now I bet (wink). However mustering the effort to read an article is not the same as following though with the workout or diet plan it describes. If this sounds like you, own it! Do yourself a favor and admit like most humans you find big changes hard. We all love routine! If this is definitely you, consider investing in yourself NOW and hiring a qualified trainer. A good trainer can not only motivate you and hold you accountable, but should be able to provide you with the tools to make proper nutrition choices, a cardio plan and workouts to guarantee you make a lasting transformation. Nutrition is absolutely KEY to making fitness your lifestyle. Learning what to eat and when is the most important knowledge you can gather and is absolutely KEY to making fitness your lifestyle.
Finally, track your progress! Take pictures, chart your weight and measurements. These are great ways to really see how you are progressing. DO NOT put too much value on the scale!!! I canNOT emphasize that enough! The scale is not the most accurate way to measure how far you’ve come, especially if you’re changing your body the correct way. As you gain muscle (through weight lifting) and lose body fat, the scale may not budge. This is why I recommend you chart your measurements and take pictures. These methods will truly show you how you are changing. You are worth sticking to your transformation in 2016. Make this year the very best you’ve ever been. Love yourself and treat yourself well. This is a lifelong journey, so enjoy it!
All the best in 2016,