I love working with each of you at Revolution Training in Stamford, CT, and helping you reach your potential. This is the first of the year and what better time is there to start changing habits and discover the new you that’s been inside all along? One thing I encourage is to take the time to write down your fitness goals and all the things you’d like to accomplish. Take a picture of yourself in workout clothes that are more form fitting, and use it as the “before” picture. Keep it in front of you constantly, reminding yourself the “after” picture will be on New Year’s Eve at the end of the year.
Pick a goal and focus on it.
You may have lots of fitness goals, but you need to prioritize them and focus on just one. It should be important to you and not necessarily something that anyone else wants you to do. If good health is your goal, what changes do you need to make to achieve that goal? Do you need to change your diet? Your exercise habits? Your sleep patterns? Is eliminating a bad habit or addiction going to increase the odds of achieving your goal?
You may not think your other goals have anything to do with fitness, but you’d be wrong.
Everything boils down to being your healthiest and fittest. If you don’t have the energy and good health, you can’t achieve everything your goals in business. It’s one reason the movers and shakers in business often have their own personal trainer or a gym for executives. Achieving anything is about mental toughness, picking a goal and doing the things it takes to achieve that goal. You get all those things by sticking with a fitness program, plus boost your health so your body is at its best.
It’s all about focus and consistency.
You won’t get fit by doing 100 push-ups in one day. In fact, unless you’re fit, you probably won’t be able to do them. You need to be consistent and do as many as you can each day. Focus on the things you can change. At each meal, eat more vegetables. Drink more water. Chew your food more thoroughly and slowly. Focus on food that’s closer to its natural state and avoid fried foods, highly processed food and food with added sugar. Make each day the day you’ll eat healthier than the previous day.
- Take time at the end of every day to focus on the good things that are in your life. An attitude of gratitude will help you live healthier, happier and longer.
- Track your progress. Winners keep score, whether it’s about fitness, finance or other areas of your life. Track the things you did to help you get healthier and have written goals. Create a checklist for each day.
- Don’t worry about the detours. Even the best laid plans have a few glitches. Just know you’ll turn it around and get back on track. Focusing on the positive doesn’t mean you ignore negatives. It means you acknowledge them and use them to your advantage.
- Once every month or quarter, take time to assess all the progress you’ve made and adjust your goals if necessary. If you’re following the plan, you’ll be far fitter than expected and probably want to increase your fitness goals.
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