Step 3: Plan it!
(Another looooonnnng post but a great read. Get inspired and get motivated!) You’ve thought about what you want your life to look like and you’ve worked out your starting point. Now you need to plan it and take action. From this point onwards there’s no looking back to previous failures or struggles. It’s all about moving forward one little step at a time.
Plan it, achieve it.
If you don’t have a plan, your dream will remain exactly that- a dream. Something that would be lovely but remains stubbornly out of reach.
It’s important to point out that life changes don’t happen overnight. You need to be willing to put in the effort. It’s not easy but it is worth it.
You need to break it down.
Dreaming big is fun…but it can seem overwhelming. We need to think in chunks. Baby steps! And whilst one little change might not seem very much at the time, have faith that one change will lead to another and another and another. They all add up.
Task 1: Jot down all the things that you think you could do to reach your overall goal.
And this time think small and think specific. Don’t just say ‘exercise more’, say ‘exercise 3 x a week for 30 minutes’. Write down as many as you can think of.
Task 2: Pick one or two
Look at the list and think about which ones are easier and which are harder. You can even rank them in order if you want. Everyone’s different so what you think will be hard might be very different from the next person.
Eg. On my list when I started, some of mine were: ‘plan meals’, ‘drink 3 litres of water each day’, ‘exercise 3 x a week’, ‘include one portion of fruit and veg with every meal’. Drink 3 litres of water was the easiest to achieve so that’s what I started doing immediately.
Sticking to something and achieving it each day makes you feel good. It helps you see these changes as positive not overwhelming. Once you’ve had success with your first target you can think about what will come next (whilst keeping going with 1st goal too).
Task 3: What is going to help you?
Making changes isn’t easy. Motivation will come and go. There will be slip ups. But learning to deal with these and keep going regardless is what will turn this from being another quick attempt at dropping a few pounds into a life long change that helps you live the life you want.
Get help and guidance…
You can do this on your own…there are lots of resources out there to help BUT if you’re someone who doesn’t really know where to start, don’t waste time struggling on your own. Chances are you’ll give up before you even begin.
Now my 8 week Kickstart programme isn’t the only option and I won’t be offended if you don’t sign up. I’m not here to force anyone and it’s about finding the path that’s right for you. That being said, I know my programme works.
It takes 1 day at a time and all you have to do is log into your private online area each day and everything you need is ready and waiting for you. Workout of the day, article to read, food diary to fill out, recipes to try and loads of tips and advice. There is no more guessing. Plus it gives you the tools so you know what works and why. 8 weeks just the beginning.
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Right, time for you to go out and take Monday on! Be positive and be proactive. No more ‘I’ll start next week’, start NOW! Take control and you’ll immediately feel better.
What’s one change you could make today? Comment below and I’ll hold you accountable!