So it is that time of the Year, where we make resolutions that we sometimes always end up not accomplishing.
So on todays post, I will be helping YOU and I accomplish those Health and fitness goals so that we may not end up feeling like crap at the end of this year!! *you know what I mean?
- Make realistic goals
The reason why you stop working out and eating healthy as soon as Simon says Jenga! Is because you set a target of getting the Dwayne Johnson kinda ripped in two Months or whatever. Here’s my take ,according to your fitness level, set goals that will not push you over the edge and bring you to quit if you do not achieve your goals on time!
- Start slow with your…
You are most likely to succeed in anything if you start at the actual starting point . Go gradual with your workouts and eliminate bad foods slowly as opposed to skipping to all healthy meals and denying yourself an ice cream once in a whole so to as to avoid a relapse.
- Find a motivation
Be it a bikini bod’ , be it a healthier you.
Be it looking good naked…holla!
whatever , i dont know.Find a Motivation because if you lack one, there wont be that IT Factor that will be reminding you exactly why you should keep going.
- Find a friend to hold you accountable
For obvious reasons, find a stern Friend or Family member who will hold you accountable and will not let you flash your dreams down the toilet!
- Be easy on the self-condemnation
Be easy on yourself if you experience setbacks with your goals.That cheat meal that turned into a cheat week, that scoop of ice cream that turned into a 2litre-2hours devour, that rest day that turned into a rest Month, dont beat yourself up, you are not superman/woman. Even superheroes experience setbacks.get back up and move on.
- Set short term targets
Sign up for a Marathon due in a few Months, book a photoshoot in a Month or two, set a short term target that will force you to prepare yourself and you will definitely not fall off the Wagon
- Do not try to use short cuts
I can promise you that if you try starving, diet pills, fad diets , all those lame dangerous shortcuts the world offers, you will FAIL Head first..so it is your choice.will you take the long successful road or the short unsuccesful road?
- Invest in your gym and workout clothes
For some reason, if you buy cute expensive workout clothes, they will always be looking at you like. ‘aren’t you going to pick me up?’ Besides, why would you buy tones of gym attires to laze around in your drawer? That my friends will always haunt you and will drive you to go put them on, and we all know things that happen when we put on workout clothes and lazying around is not one of them.
- Be patient
I mean, if you keep stoping and quiting everytime , you will just keep starting. Who wants to keep starting the same thing over and over for the rest of their lives? I know I dont!
- Involve God in your plans, lest you are planning to fail!
We actually underestimate the power of God in the things we actually call ‘small’ in the eyes of God. Nothing is small and a bother to God so when you place your prayer request before Him, including your Health and Fitness goals too!
Happy new year!
May your dreams come true!
Thank you for being a faithful reader.