Action NOT Resolutions

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No doubt either now, or in January, you’ll want to ‘start afresh’. Maybe drop a few pounds, improve body shape, stress, energy and/or daily habits and routines?

Take 15mins with a pen and paper, and these 12 steps WILL get you moving ahead of the “Resolution Crew”!
1) What do you WANT? ????
To ‘lose weight’ isn’t enough, if you want to get past week 1!
What EXACTLY do you want to achieve or improve and WHY?
Being precise is just that.
Knowing WHY as well as WHAT you want to change gives you more ammunition to stick with things.
Write down exactly how you feel currently, and why achieving X will make a difference to you.
Having just some ideas and thoughts doesn’t get us very far.

2) What 2 things are you currently NOT doing, or often enough to create the improvement above? ?

3) What 2 things are you doing TOO MUCH of, or too often, which is contributing to the ‘negative you’ and needs to change to move you towards ‘improved you’? ?

4) Increase your Protein and Fat and reduce your carbohydrate intake. ????????
If I could give just 1 tip it’s this one. Protein and Fat keep you fuller and has a more beneficial hormonal (the stuff that gives or reduces results!) response than carbohydrates. Everybody eats too many carbs, and it’s these that affect fat loss and energy gains. (As we do on http://www.theweightlosstips.co.uk/4-week-fatloss/ )

5) Set a regular bedtime, and repeat often.????
We are creatures of habit, and going to bed the same or as close to same, each day, will help your bodies cycle and hormonal balance. Realistically it should be before 11pm – and unless you’re shift working, going to bed later often you’d probably find, is likely down to faffing!

6) WHATEVER plan/actions you pick, STICK with it for minimum 4-6 weeks. ????
Too often (and likely because you/we don’t have full trust in it) people jump from one plan or idea to the next either without giving it a chance. Real Fat Gain or Loss, Body changes etc don’t happen in a few days or week, and exactly what kind of rush are you in?!

7) PLAN your meals. ?????????
Simple, but if you’re NOT planning, what is happening?
Either leaving food choices to chance/convenience, or someone else’s plan. Be in control of as many things as you can! ?????????

8) Workout with purpose. ???????????????
When you workout, WHAT exactly is the aim of the session/workout?
Is it a gentle heart raiser, or is it with the intention of really working the legs and ass etc?!
It’s much better to workout short and with intensity,
than it is to drift from one machine/exercise to the next, because you’ve done your 10 or 15 repetitions.
Workouts will change body shape,
whilst food changes will reduce weight …. in a black and white world

9) Diarise EVERYTHING. ??
Help yourself out! They say we have 40-70,000 thoughts per day, no wonder we feel like we’re chasing our tail or minds half the time!
Diarise your workouts – make them a priority!
We all have phones with Notepads or Calendars, jot down tasks, thoughts, ideas etc …. help yourself out rather than relying on the memory pool, and you’ll feel a lot calmer! Revisit end of day, and log, delete or keep those ideas/thoughts.

10) Accountability is KING.
If you’re not accountable, it’s ONLY you that knows what the plan is, what your intentions are for the day/week, and whether it gets done or not.
When others are involved, you’re actually starting to set intentions, and there’s more of a priority to get things done.
I have a number of groups, including one post 4 Week Fat Loss, and this is a huge part for setting and achieving more!

11) Start SMALL. ????????
Stuck with getting started, or find the wheels keep falling off?
Go back to numbers 1, 2 and 3 above then workout what the SMALLEST improvement or change is you could do, and do it, then do it again.
YOu’re looking for something that does NOT challenge willpower or motivation, but WILL get you started.
After all, starting IS the hardest part.

12) Don’t wait for Motivation OR the ‘right time’. ????
Both of those come from starting.
Motivation is like momentum, it happens when you get the ball rolling, it doesn’t magically appear, and then you get moving!
Oh and the first part of motivation?
Motive ……… that’ll be back to Number 1 then

 

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