“If you do not go for what you want, you will never have it.”
This phrase sits above my computer to constantly remind my self of the “why” I must keep moving forward everyday.
And so do you.
Because it is true…
If you don’t go for what you want, you’ll never have it.
January is here and a new year, a new month, a new chance to get started fresh is right in front of us.
And the choices we make now.
The actions we take and the behaviors we establish WILL matter in the months to ahead.
You may be “Going for it” this week and I hope you are!
I also hope I can help you get some momentum and results.
After working with thousands of new clients.The hardest part I believe are those “firsts” in any program.
The first day you get up at 4:30am to go workout, because that’s the only time you can get to it.
Your first day you change your diet.
Your first day you say no to bread.
Your first lap around the block.
Your first Boot Camp workout.
Doesn’t matter what your first step is.
The first step is always the hardest to take.
And I think most of the time, we are our own worst enemies. We are more in our own way, than other things are in our way of making progress.
The stories we tell ourselves, the what if’s that we imagine in our minds (that rarely if ever happen anyway)
Here are 3 tips to making your first days and weeks just a little bit easier….
First pick one goal, keep it real simple in the beginning.
Just cutting out Fast Food.
Power walking at lunch.
Get 3 Workouts in this week.
Cut out soft drinks.
Big or small doesn’t matter just focus on that one small change.
Too many things changing at once can leave you feeling depleted and overwhelmed, and less likely to be successful.
Second set up a form of daily monitoring.
You can weigh in every day, keep a food journal, have a training calendar etc.
Doesn’t matter what kind of tracking Just as long as you’re keeping track of your progress.
Another form of monitoring is telling people what you’re doing.
You’ll stay on track a lot better by telling a lot of your family or friends what you’re going to do…
VIP Jennifer Holland does this well by posting her progress report and numbers on Facebook on every workout day.
(If it makes you nervous just thinking about telling people, you get the idea of the internal pressure this can create to help keep you on track)
Third make it easier to stay on track by controlling your environment as best you can.
Removing any junk food that would tempt you from the kitchen/house and refuse to buy anything not on your healthy grocery list.
Research has shown NOT having bad food choices nearby greatly increases your diet success rates.
And make it easy for exercise too, put your workout clothes next to the bed before a morning workout.
The less you have to think about to get out the door the better you’ll do.
Don’t dismiss the power of keeping your plan simple in the beginning, because what you really need is some small victories in the beginning to help your motivation and boost your confidence.
This will begin what we call the goal Snowball effect that starts when you master one habit and add in the next.
Pretty soon you’re eating right, getting up in the morning to workout consistently and you’re feeling better than ever.
And it all starts with that one decision and one action.
Because if you DON’T go for, You’ll never have it.
The choice is yours.
It CAN Be Done and YOU can do it!
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