No need for an intro, we’ve all been there before, so let’s get started:
1- You’ve Set Unrealistic Goals
According to a study published on PubMed, ‘Adherence to an exercise prescription scheme: the role of expectations, self-efficacy, stage of change and psychological well-being.’, it is imperative you set the resolutions just above what’s attainable, so that you can achieve your goals with some level of pushing.
2- You Forgot That It Is Hard Work
At the end of the year, we become so optimistic and set goals that we know need hard work to achieve. When the time comes to execute, that optimism is not there anymore to push us through. This results in going back to our old habits.
3- That List Is Too Long Dude
Have you heard of the dilution effect? The longer your list of resolutions is, the less chance you have of completing any of the tasks on the list. Make short term plans, even weekly if possible. Achieving goals should be sprints and not marathons. This is why I prefer planning throughout the year over end-of-year resolutions. Continue reading
Each and every day is an opportunity for self-improvement.
Doing a personal inventory of our healthy lifestyle can be vital. Each year, or even more often, everyone should put together a list of what has worked and what hasn’t in their quest for optimal fitness and health.
Here are ten reasons why you need to do a personal healthy lifestyle inventory regularly:
- You will know what worked for you – You will be able to look at your list and see where your best successes were.
- You’ll know what didn’t work for you – Knowing what isn’t great is as important as knowing what is.
- You can figure out what you really enjoyed – You will be able to see exactly which activities you really enjoyed. (The more you like, the more you will do it.)
- You’ll know what you loathed – Knowing what you really disliked doing will save you from doing it again.
- You can figure out what was unsafe – You can figure out what you did that was uncomfortable or caused pain. Remembering what hurt you can prevent injuries in the future.
- You can match up things that you like – You might like smoothies and spin classes. Those are the things that you can focus on in the future.
- You can plan more fun in your fitness – A list of your favorite things can help turn fitness into fun.
- You can set goals based on what works – Great goals are key to success. By using what works and what we like, we can get to our goals much faster.
- Your goals may include travel and you can start planning – If you decide that long hikes on New Zealand’s mountains are in order, you can start planning your trip now.
- You can plan ahead to succeed – Setting achievable goals that involve pleasant activities can virtually guarantee our success.
Use Michele the Trainer’s Healthy Lifestyle Personal Inventory to move forward for your future. The tables contain your information that is unique to you! Use the Smart Goals and Dreams tables to know where you want to work towards in 2016.
Fill out your Michele the Trainer’s Personal Healthy Lifestyle Inventory today and get your goals set.
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That time of year is quickly approaching us. The time of year when you wake up on January 1st, stumble into the bathroom and shake your head trying to rid yourself of a ’10-day food, alcohol and holiday merriment’ haze. You look at your disheveled self in the mirror, brush your bed hair out of your eyes and make a declaration that “today is the day I make a change!”
Then you find yourself, a day, a week or a month later in the same spot you were that day you brushed your hair out of your eyes. (Not physically of course, literally, because that would be a long time to stare at yourself in the bathroom mirror.) Many start with the best of intentions but find more often than not their resolutions pushed to the wayside and quickly forgotten like the sweater your grandmother gave you for Christmas last year that was 2 sizes too small and is stuffed in the back of your overflowing closet.
I’m going to show you how to create resolutions that will not fall by the wayside and will stick, like that cherry-red piece of gum on the bottom of your shoe. Continue reading