Updated: Jan 2, 2020
A New Year a New You?
Each year there is a massive boom in the fitness industry with people setting 'New Years Resolutions', wanting to... loose weight, start a new diet, wanting to try a new approach to training.
In January the energy is high, this carries into February then it starts to die in March.
Does this sound familiar to you ?
How will this year be different?
We know that it takes a minimum of 28 days to create a new healthy habit, for most people we feel like it's more towards 60-90 days however many stop short of this time frame.
It then takes 28 months to create a new lifestyle, so the new habit needs to be continued for a decent period of time.
We believe that you don't need a 'New Year' to set goals and take up something different, we hear often that people want to wait until the Christmas and New Years Eve period to be over first to bing eat, drink, and stopping exercise to have a break, before committing to a new goal, because of not wanting to miss out.
If we develop a healthy relationship with training and nutrition, and treat this more as a lifestyle rather than this 'all of nothing approach' then our approach will change.
So how can we take a different approach to ensure that this year is different?
We can look at more than just training and nutrition alone to achieve goals and to include mindset in this equation.
We would like to share 2 mindset exercises with you from our 28 Day Mindset Project.
This will help you to create a different outcome for the year, with structure and clarity, to achieve your goals and maintain your results.
STEP 1 - Creating A Smart Picture
1. Write one sentence to describe the goal
2. What it is about the goal that led you to choose it?
3. How is the goal important to you?
To your purpose?
To your ideal life?
4. Write down your specific goal you would like to achieve, make it SMART.
Specific: ‘KISS – Keep it short and simple’.
Measurable: ‘How will you know you’ve achieved this goal?’ ‘What will be different once this is accomplished?’
Attractive: ‘Must be appealing – not just for the short-term but the long-term also’.
Realistic: ‘The goal needs to be achievable – ie tennis champion in two years having never played and in their forties would be unattainable’.
Time-framed: ‘Stated as if it’s done’ ‘Know when it will be achieved’.
The Statement of your goal is written in the POSITIVE and must be ‘can do’ and ‘in the now’ as if he goal has already been achieved.
By February 20xx I will have been participating in the Tribe STM program on a regular basis, enjoying new friendships, eating nutritional meals and I will feel stronger in mind and body.
STEP 2 - Grow
Now that you have a specific goal, let’s apply the GROW Model to assist you on your way..
How is your goal important to you?
To your purpose?
To your ideal life?
What is happening right now that tells you this is important to you?
What have you attempted so far?
What did you fear?
What obstacles are in the way that could prevent you from achieving this outcome?
Who is on your team to help you achieve this outcome?
What beliefs do you have about achieving this outcome? Will these sustain you?
Brainstorm as may ideas and options that you could do to achieve your goal
Write down anything that could move you one step closer to your desired outcome
What could you do if every belief you had totally supported and sustained you?
Looking at your options, which actions stand out as being the actions that would bring you just one step closer to your goal?
What do you need to do to get the actions done? i.e. resources, information
Who do you need to tell about your commitment? When will you tell them?
We hope that you have enjoyed this blog and activity, and that this helps to set you in a different direction for the new year!
If you have any questions please reach out,
Thank you for reading, Jaime.