For most of us, Monday marks the start of a new week and I can’t think of a better day to commit to get fit. The first thing you need is to put your money where your mind is, because your success is dependent upon first, what you think and then, what you do.
Tips of the Trade
There are several very effective tools in your tool box, you just need to pull them out and use them. If you are thinking that they aren’t for you, keep in mind the quote about what defines insanity—doing the same thing over and over and expecting to get different results. Let’s make this the week that things turn around for you by trying some of these tried and true tips.
*TAKE A PLEDGE. Sign a simple contract with yourself, committing to move yourself from the thinking stage to the doing stage. Taking this one step will makes you 10X more likely to achieve your goals.
*BE DETAIL ORIENTED. Instead of vague goals like “I will exercise more this week,” be specific. Take out your calendar and set up not only specific times to workout, but also be clear about what your workout will involve. An example might be, “this week I will walk for 30 minutes on Monday and Friday and ride my bike for 30 minutes on Saturday I will walk and ride my bike for a total of an hour.” Research shows the more specific you are the more likely you are to do it. I would always suggest that you also have a B plan, in case of weather…Don’t let weather sabotage your goals.
*KEEP A LOG. Whether with a pen and paper or on the computer, or smart phone, log your workouts as this will make you feel very accomplished. More importantly, log your food intake! Those that do both lose twice as much weight as those that don’t.
And the Question is…
These are just 3 of the tips that will help you jump start your new you. Before you click out and begin your new week, ask yourself this question…Will I exercise this week? Just asking this of yourself, and answering “yes,” had the power to double the workouts you will do.
Keep YOUR mind connected to your goals and….Just Do It!