Archive | January, 2012

Happy New Year….make sure of it!

10 Jan

Well its ten days into the new year and I’m pleased to say that so far the majority of my clients have got off to a great start, right back into training and with either little or no weight gain. Yes everyones first session back has been tough but once its done and they’ve moaned at me just a little they are all more positive than ever to smash new health and fitness goals.

If you haven’t already set yourself some goals for the new year, not just in your head or in a conversation with a colleague, friend or family member you should write them down and put them where they can be seen. This way they shall work as positive reinforcements to keep you focused and motivated. The power of the mind is a fantastic thing, and those of you that know me personally, will know what a big believer in positive thinking I am. I’d suggest to anyone that is interested to perhaps read up on this subject or subscribe to feeds that provide you with positive thoughts or ways of managing life and things in general in a positive way….i did just that again recently i’ll add a link at the bottom of this page.

Make goals this year not conversational ‘resolutions’ that are forgotten as quickly as we put away our festive decorations. Goals are best achieved, by being set to be met within a realistic time frame. When writing up your list of goals keep this in mind, so let one thing lead onto the other, if you want to lose 30lbs don’t give yourself until the end of January to do this. If you want to have a successful business and go on a once in a lifetime holiday, the business needs time to succeed before the holiday can be paid for. When making these goals by linking them together with mini goals, will only make the large ultimate goal more achievable and in turn give a path to follow to ensure this goal is met.

It is not enough to say you want to get a bit fitter, how will you plan to do this, how will you in turn measure if you have indeed got fitter and do you actually know how fit or unfit you are currently. In this instance id suggest putting a plan together with a goal to perhaps take part in a fun run in a few months time, or maybe you know you want to be able to run for a bus when needed to to and currently you cant….I’d suggest starting to increase the general activity you do by walking more socially, maybe ask a friend/relative if they to want to join you, perhaps you can then begin to pick up the pace for short intervals at a time during your walks, soon enough you the intervals of jogging shall become longer than the walks and you’ll be catching the bus up in no time!! The most important things about the goals is that you personally set them and do your upmost to stick to them………why not try to write your list of goals right now?

Excellent food for thought that was bought to me by Marc and Angel just after the Festive season…..”when all is said and done, will you have said more than you have done?”