Goal setting and planning your Health & Fitness for 2020
Now is the perfect time to begin thinking about your health and fitness goals for 2020. You can use some of your free time to decide on what you want to achieve next year and plan on how you’re going to set about doing it.
You may simply set up a meeting with a trainer for January 2nd or commit to going to a gym on that date to get you started.
A few simple tweaks to how you approach your fitness plan can make a world of difference.
I’ve taken the time to list some suggestions for ways that you can improve your goals in a realistic fashion.
Narrow it down
The first thing you need to do is DECIDE on what your goal is. Have a clear picture of this in your mind.
Make sure you don’t set too broad a goal. If you start out with the aim of “getting healthy”, you need to establish what that means for you. Do you want to eat better, lose weight or be more active? Start off with one of these ambitions and if you’re able to maintain it over the course of a few months, then you can start to add to it.
Write down your goal and give it a time frame
Being healthy is a state of mind. So have a clear goal in mind and consciously believe that you will achieve it
Engage the senses
Get a clear vision of the end result. How will you look? Maybe have a picture of a celebrity that you would like to be in the same shape as on your wall. Pick someone that is a similar age and height to you to make it realistic.
What do you hear people saying? Maybe a friend you haven’t seen in a while is telling you how amazing you look and asking you how you did it.
Now, imagine how you will feel and what this will do for your life. Don’t be afraid to let your imagination run here; will it help you get a better job, a better partner, help you enjoy your holidays better? Make your own list.
Write all this down and every morning and night sit down and close your eyes and run this through your mind. It’s great for keeping you focused and motivated
Make it social
If going to the gym a couple of times a week on your own seems a bit daunting, hire a personal trainer to get you started. Or find a friend that you can go with. But don’t wait for someone else; if there is nobody joining you, do it yourself, if you’re waiting on someone else you might never do it!
Whether it’s the boredom of working out solo or struggling to motivate yourself to even go in the first place.
If you pick a workout activity that involves other people, not showing up is less of an option.
Enjoy what you do
The best exercise is the one that you do! And if you pick something that you enjoy, you’re more likely to stick to it and not skip your exercise sessions.
If you can find a way of exercising that you enjoy and can look forward to, it makes it a lot easier to keep at it.
That said, doing three half hour session in the gym each week will keep you in excellent condition and give you the energy to enjoy any other activity you do.