Albert Einstein once said that insanity is ‘doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'. This is one of my favourite quotes because it applies brilliantly to health and exercise! These are my top 5 tips to help you make the changes you need to reach your health and fitness goals:
1 - Make Small Changes
It’s tempting to make grand plans whilst lying in your bed writing down ALL the things you are going to do each week such as '6 sessions a week, no coffee, no sugar, become vegan and start going to church' lol. The reality is it will not last. Make small changes that you know you can stick too, such as adding one more session a week, halving your coffee intake or walking back from work three times a week. Be realistic.
2 - Reward Yourself
Reward yourself on a regular basis with simple pleasures that make you feel healthy and happy. Don't reward yourself with things you are trying to cut out e.g. alcohol or sugar, but find positive reinforcement in activities like making time for yourself to go to the beach, have coffee with a friend, get a massage, read a new book etc
3 - Make Yourself Accountable
Write your goals down in our Fitness Tracker, put it on the fridge and tick them off daily. This is a great way to reinforce positive behaviour. Not only will you be reminded every day but you will be rewarded every day with the knowledge that you are achieving your goals.
4 - Commit to a Healthy Habit Fitness Event
Check out our website on the Event page and see what we have lined up for 2020 – I promise there is something in there for everyone! Have you ever thought about challenging yourself with the City 2 Surf, or doing the 40km, 60km or 80km coastal walk from Manly to Bondi? An event-based fitness goal is a great way to aim towards something bigger than food and daily exercise, and will help motivate you to keep up your daily routine.
5 - Find your Emotional Reason
Think about your health goals and ask yourself – “Why do I want to achieve this goal?” Then think about your reasons, and ask yourself again – why? Keep asking “why” until you find the core of the emotion behind your goals. It is normally linked to a feeling. You might say, 'I want to lose 5 kilos', but ask yourself why? It could be because you can't keep up with your kids, so you don't to want to feel unfit and out of breath any more. It is only then that you will be really moes of weakness.
Remember that emotional reason when the alarm goes off and you are tempted to hit snooze or when you reach for the extra glass of wine that you will regret in the morning.
Once you make these small changes and stick to them for a couple of weeks, it will become easier, you will reach your goals… and most of all... you will enjoy the process! There is nothing better than becoming a fitter, healthier version of yourself - the endorphins released after exercise are next to none. You never regret a workout!
Fitness, make it a habit!.
If you would like to make fitness a habit this year then take advantage of our Kick Starter Package for $27.50. This gives you two weeks unlimited sessions, a one on one fitness assessment, goal setting and nutrition advice.