Three Steps to Get Started TODAY
Here we are in a new year AND a new decade.
I hope you have taken some time to review the lessons you've learned from 2019; don't forget to CELEBRATE the heck out of all your wins!!!
What does 2020 hold for you?
What small step can you take TODAY to bring you closer to that goal?
Today we are looking at Three Steps You Can Take TODAY to help get you closer to your 2020 health goals.
1. Decide on What You Want
Even though I am not a huge fan of New Years resolutions, I am a fan setting goals!!
I recommend going through the classic SMART formula which outlines these 5 criteria with the following questions:
• Specific - What details, feelings, etc are apart of this goal?
• Measurable - How will you track your progress?
• Attainable - How close is it to what you're already doing?
• Relevant - Is it aligned with your long term vision?
• Time-Based - When do you want to complete it?
Best to start with goals that are just out of reach, that line up with your values and move you towards POSITIVE outcomes not just away from the negative.
2. Plan Your Next Steps
After you've decided on you specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based goal you'll need to chunk down your long term goal into smaller portions.
The idea is to end up with daily action items that you can gradually build upon.
It can be helpful to have an outline in place before you get started but you don't need to have every detail figured out.
Allow yourself space to make changes to your plan as you go along. Life happens and you want to make sure you don't throw the baby out with the bathwater by scrapping your entire plan before getting halfway through.
Time for some research!
Figure out what workouts, recipes, etc, you will be trying out first.
There's a TON of information out there which can be a blessing and a curse.
A blessing because we have a lot of choice and a curse because.... we have a lot of choice!
YouTube and Pinterest are my go to platforms for brainstorming ideas as well as planning things out.
For those who want a bit more direction, my Fitness Framework gives an easy-to-follow breakdown of what types of exercise to include in your fitness program.
REMEMBER: big changes take TIME. Try not to overload yourself WITH ALL THE THINGS when you're first starting. Be realistic and honest about where you are with you are RIGHT NOW.
3. Take Action with Support
Sometimes the time and energy it takes to make a change is too much to bare, so we avoid it.
We avoid the reality of being a beginner, to not have all the answers to the problems we face ie getting in some exercise and stay on top of our health.
We KNOW that exercise is good for us; it makes us feel BETTER about pretty much everything.
Why not make this process easier and ask for help?
Humans are social creatures; we often do better with support and accountability from other humans.
It's ok to be challenged at first, but if you are SERIOUS about making change, we don't need to do it alone... If we do, the process takes more time and is way waaaayyyyyyy less fun as it could be.
So find yourself a workout buddy, accountability partner, trainer or coach who can take even just a little bit of the pressure off of you figuring everything out on your own.
Ask your friends about their health goals and how you can support each other.
• Connect for weekly walks, runs, cross-country skis, swims, etc
• Meet up at one of your houses and follow some YouTube workouts
• Go to the gym with your own crafted circuits
• Find a trainer you LOVE and attend her class together ;)
There you have it folks; Happy Changes for all!!
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