3 Simple Steps To Staying On Track This January
So today I want to cover 3 Simple Steps to help you stay on track this January.
The last thing I want is for you to feel overwhelmed and quit.
So let’s dive right in:
1 – Don’t Put Yourself Under So Much Pressure
For a lot of people, January means new goals set and big aspirations for the year.
However, it can be quite overwhelming if you get bogged down from taking on too much.
Instead, make smaller goals that help you move forward and on track to your long term goals.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and if your belly took 3 years to build then it will take more than 2-3 weeks in the gym to undo (unfortunately).
Every week you turn up, is another week closer to your goals.
Simple actions, daily, weekly and monthly will accumulate to greater things over time.
So keep it simple, don’t put pressure on yourself and simply chip away day by day.
2 – Strive for Better, not Perfect
I do appreciate people kicking off the new year with the best of intentions.
You will exercise every day, eat the cleanest diet possible and completely transform yourself.
In reality, a bit of junk food will sneak in here and there, you might not make the gym/exercises every day and you might not completely overhaul your habits and lifestyle immediately.
So I’m more of a promoter of being better than yesterday, but not perfect.
Once again it’s more so to avoid taking on too much.
If you keep striving for perfect then the day that you slightly slip up feels like you’ve failed.
And sometimes it’s hard to pick yourself up and go again afterwards because now you feel like you’ve completely ruined it all.
Instead, work on being better every day.
Take 1-2 things you can do each day that will accumulate towards achieving your goal and get them done.
3 – Be Consistent
The key to greatness is Consistency.
Consistently doing good things, consistently working on poor habits and consistently working towards improving yourself will always end up getting you the best results.
So in terms of your goals:
- Exercise weekly in whatever form of exercise you enjoy
- Keep control of your calories based on your goals
- Drink 2-3 litres of water daily
- Eat 80-90% good food every day and that other 10-20% allows for any slip ups or food outside your diet plan
- Sleep 7-8 hours every night
- Do something that makes you happy/de-stress for an hour a day
- Get outside and get some fresh air
If you consistently do all of the above, you’re almost guaranteed to see great results in the future.
It’s all about staying on track.
Keep chipping away week after week.
Understanding that miracles won’t happen in 2 weeks.
Give yourself time to improve yourself, your body and your health.
Avoid the fads that promise you everything in 28 days.
Start becoming more aware of the habits that you would like to change which will benefit you going forward.
And most of all, enjoy it.
It’s a process of self improvement.
The more you enjoy it, the longer you will be able to do it.