Succeeding with the Start of a New Term

5 February 2018, The start of a new Term signifies the chance to reset, and a new opportunity for success with whatever goal you have set out of achieve. Everyone has good intentions at the start of a new Term, however it can be easy to fall off the wagon as it progresses. Here’s some simple tips on how to prepare for success:

1/ Schedule all your workouts – commit to yourself and make sure you get every single workout on the calendar. If you have other people in your household, put it on a physical wall calendar so they know you are not available at that time and can help support you to make it to your workout. This also means that you are less likely to accidentally double book yourself for other appointments or catch ups.

2/ Always treat your workout like an important meeting with your doctor – you would never cancel on the doctor, and similarly your workout is another important commitment to your health. To be honest, it could help avoid landing you in the doctors office altogether.

3/ Ensure your goal is realistic – aiming high is great, just make sure you break your goal down into bite size achievable chunks so you can work step by step to any larger overall targets you may have. It can be really demotivating if you aim too high, and you cannot see the results along the way. Each term you can tick off the smaller goal and reset a new one to get closer towards your overall target which can really help you see your progress and keep you motivated. If you are not sure about goal setting, discuss it with your trainer and they can help you understand how to break it down based on your own individual circumstance.

4/ Make your goals Visual – not only for you but for others in the household to see how important it is to you. Remind yourself of it each and every day and visualise yourself with success. This helps remind you why you got started in the first place.

5/ Review your Effort – set out with right amount of effort during class and at home. Are you putting enough effort during the class – running hard enough, lifting heavy enough, using the right technique? Or are you just going through the motivations and/or distracting others with chit chat and still expecting results? Be honest with yourself here. Review what you are doing after class too – is your nutrition on track, are you drinking enough water are you eating the right portions or are you working in a constant cycle of trying to outrun a bad diet. Honest results will only come from honest effort in both departments.

6/ Invest in New Gear – now this doesn’t need to be an all out shopping spree, but a few key pieces of new workout gear can reinvigorate you to stay committed. Maybe it’s a new workout tee, pants, shoes or something as simple as a fresh new water bottle, gym mat or gym bag that you are excited to use the next time you head out for your workout.

7/ Lay out your gear the night before – simple things like deciding what you are going to wear to class the night before, laying out your shoes and socks commits you to the next day. It also eliminates decision time for the next day and stress to get ready and out the door on time. For our Mummy Bootcampers – get your littles ones snacks, water and activities ready the night before too saving you time and stress. We all know that little ones can make it hard to get out the door sometimes with tantrums, so try to minimise that extra stress.

8/ Make your goals Visual – not only for you but for others in the household to see how important it is to you. Remind yourself of it each and every day and visualise yourself with success. This helps remind you why you got started in the first place.

9/ Think of those Endorphins and Extra Energy – getting the blood flowing and moving your body creates endorphins. So think of that happy place you will be in post-workout to get you there and working hard during class.

10/ Make Friends with a Workout Buddy – If you didn’t get started with a friend, find someone in the group who you can relate to and keep each other accountable. Check in on each other during the week, motivate and encourage one another during class. It’s always more fun when there is someone else along for the ride.

I hope you found these tips helpful. Set yourself up for success and enjoy the start of the new term!

Best wishes and happiness always, Di xo

 

 

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