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5 top Tips to achieve your 2020 health and fitness goals

Posted on December 30th, 2019 in Motivation, Nutrition

What are your health and fitness goals for 2020?

Have you been thinking about them for a while?

 

Maybe you want to gain muscle, lose weight, get fitter or feel more confident on the beach… Whatever you decide, these tips are not a quick fix or an easy trick, but put quite simply, they work. 

 

With the new year almost upon us and whatever the scale of your ambitions, these 5 tips will help you achieve them. but you will need a healthy dose of hard work and commitment!

 

1. BE CONSISTENT

There is no substitute for consistency. Consistency means showing up regularly and doing the work. This doesn’t mean always performing at 100% - that’s how overtraining and injuries can occur but it does mean finding a program which suits and STICKING to it!

 

2. BE REALISTIC

There’s no point in following a 5 day a week program if you know your schedule will only generally allow you 3 days a week. You are setting yourself up for failure before you have

even begun! With intelligent programming you will be able to spend time on the areas

which need your attention without wasting time on irrelevant issues.

 

3. WORK OUT YOUR GOALS AND VALUES

Without tying down your actual goals, you will not be able to identify if they fall in line with

your overall values. If your goal is to run an ultra marathon but your values include spending as little time away from the family as possible, you can see that your goals and values would not be in line. Working out what’s important to you first, your core values, and then setting your goals will see harmony rather than friction-allowing you the best possible chance of success.

 

4. MAKE YOUR GOALS SMART!

Without specifics, how will you know when you’ve achieved your goal? What is it that you really want? Don’t leave any room for questioning later down the road. Book in for a goal setting 1:1 with a coach and NAIL these down as soon as you can!

 

5. NUTRITION, NUTRITION, NUTRITION!

Make sure your nutrition is on track to support your changes. Don’t worry about the little things, focus initially on the BIG picture! If you are drinking sugary fizzy drinks each day, counting your macros will be pointless!

Concentrate initially on eating whole foods, cutting out processed foods and adding in more fresh fruit, veg and water. 

Get the basics dialled in first, then look at the other details.

Nutritional coaching can help keep you accountable and on track, but it won’t do the hard work! That’s down to YOU!