5 Steps To Changing Your Body
I was preparing for an upcoming presentation I have next week and I thought I would share a small part of it. These are 5 steps anyone can do and they will work for anyone.
These are simple, but very effective concepts if you apply them.
1. Define exactly what you want to do with your body
Recently I sat down with small groups of my clients who are signed up for the year with boot camp and we went over how to set SMART goals. The SMART is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time Based.
We set these goals for 1, 3, 6, and 12 months. Things you want to avoid are "I want to lose weight" or "I want to get in shape". Those goals will not get you through the tough times that are ahead.
Write down exactly how you would like to look, perform, or do. Then also come up with a detailed plan for how you are going to accomplish that.
2. Decide to change
This may sound pretty obvious, but most people want to change but have not made the decision to change. Big difference.
Get it set in your mind that you will accomplish all of the goals you set at step one and that nothing will deter you. If it is truly meaningful to you, you will get it done.
3. Don’t make excuses for failures
It is so powerful to hear someone own their failure. Those are the people who are successful. Because they OWN their future, not their excuses.
When you blame other people or things, you give away your power to succeed. Put it back in your hands. You will fail at some time, but don't let a slip be a fall. Own your mistakes and move on, it's part of getting where you want to be.
4. Take action EVERY day
Do at least one thing every day that gets you closer to your goals. It can be a workout, meal prep, taking your fish oil, stretching, going for a walk, getting 7 hours of sleep instead of your usual 6, or any number of other things you can do. Small changes turn into big changes when they are done consistently.
5. Treat yourself once a week
Treat doesn't necessarily mean food, but it can mean you go eat at your favorite place once a week. You can treat yourself to a movie, some new clothes, a bubble bath, etc... Think of it as a weekly reward for being awesome, you've earned it.
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