What is your fitness goal? Is it to be able to run the city to surf, lose 10kg or bench press your bodyweight. No matter what your goal is, make sure you plan exactly how you are going to get there. It's a great start to know the destination, but if you don't know what road or turn off to take, how will you ever get there?
Start by visualising what you would like to acheive, then break it down into small managable steps. As an example, let's split losing 10kg over 26 weeks. That's less than 400 grams per week, pfft we can do that! I don't know about you, but losing 10kg in half a year sounds pretty damn awesome to me!
"No matter what your goal is, make sure you plan exactly how you are going to get there."
Let's keep the momentum going and set daily goals. What do I need to eat or do at the gym today to ensure I hit my weightloss target this week. Once you have those bite sized goals, write them clearly in big text on a piece of paper or white board. Display them somewhere impossible to miss. I have my goals displayed in my kitchen, but post-it notes next to your computer at work or the mirror where you brush your teeth are also great options.
Once you have completed your goal for the day, I want you to cross that bad boy off your list, literally. Use a thick marker to cross it off, erase it from the white board or scrunch up that post-it note and throw it in the bin with a bit of enthusiasm. The feeling of physically crossing something off your list is extremely rewarding and is a great way to celebrate a win.
Celebrate every single win no matter how big or small. Let your mind know that you are killing it, that today you did something positive for yourself. Our mind responds well to reward and positive reinforcement.
So plan your success. Visualise what you want to acheive and then break it down into small steps you know you can carry out on a daily basis. When you complete your tasks, celebrate! Shout it to the whole world and be proud, you are one step closer to where you want to be.