At the beginning of this month, I talked about setting intentional and specific goals this year, instead of committing to a vague resolution. But just setting those goals isn’t nearly enough. You need to use the tools and have the mindset you need to succeed.
If you decided that 2017 is the year you want to get in shape (start eating better, build up your business, give back more, etc.), what are you doing to reach that goal? Do you have a roadmap to success written out? A plan to get you where you want to be?
Success might be far away for you, depending on where you’re starting. And it could seem like an impossible goal to accomplish. But I’ll tell you: With consistency, you can do it.
Take my role as a Beachbody coach and business owner, for example. I can’t wake up one day and decide I want to have a six-figure business without a whole bunch of work to get there. I have to show up, each and every day, and share my passion with others. I have to be present in my challenge groups and stay committed to my own fitness, regularly.
If I have fitness goals to achieve, I can’t just eat right and work out two days a week. I have to make a plan and stick to it every day. I have to make changes in what I’m eating and get my workouts done if I want to see a change.
Measurable results take time and patience. It’s hard, but I’ve found that following these four steps, I can achieve pretty much anything.
Invest in the full package.
Sure, Beachbody programs come as a package with Shakeology. But I’m not just talking about a financial investment. Invest your mindset in participating in any program you take on. In addition to the workouts, there’s a nutrition component. And you need to invest your mindset in both if you want to achieve results.
For your goals that aren’t fitness-centered, invest your time and heart into achieving them. Work toward them every single day. If you want to write a book this year, decide when you’ll be done with your first draft and how much you’ll need to write every day to get there.
Talk to an expert.
Chances are, there’s someone out there who can help you achieve your goals. I’ve been in the health and fitness industry for 10 years and I know I don’t have all the answers. When I have a big goal I want to achieve, I’ll talk to mentors and fitness experts. I’ll read their blogs and listen to their podcasts. And I’ll take the time to really hear their advice so I can reach my goals.
We were meant to work together. Where one person struggles, another person can offer support and accountability. Whether it’s a Facebook group or your neighbor, be sure to find at least one person who can help remind you of your goal and what you need to do to get there. Have trouble getting up for a morning workout? Schedule a check-in time with a friend. Struggle with getting your nutrition in check? Meet with someone who has a family with similar tastes and meal plan together. You’re much more likely to get it done if you’re working together.
Believe in yourself.
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
If you believe in yourself, you’re already on the right track and one step closer to reaching your goals. Know that you’ve got this, with your accountability buddy and research in tow.
If you’re struggling with consistency in your workouts or nutrition, or any other goal you’re trying to achieve, reach out! Let’s see if we can get you on the right track to success—sooner rather than later.