Barbara Nassar Personal Trainer – North West London
EXPERTISE FROM A SELF-CARE SPECIALIST
WHY SET A GOAL?
If you want to succeed you need to set goals and this is no different when it comes to hitting the gym. Without them we lack focus and direction.
So, let’s get down to planning. Get rid of obstacles and focus on ambitions and real goals. To achieve any results, you need time and realistic goals. If you set them too high right from the start it can discourage us when the first failure comes our way.
Plan small steps on the way to your goals to see progress and to not lose confidence or faith in success. Measuring goals is an excellent motivational activity, make notes in diary regularly and record the results. Change ‘I’m going to’ for ‘I will.’ Believe In your dreams (goals) and write them down.
HOW TO ACHIEVE IT
– Make a plan and write down the individual stages of for realisation.
– Specify the steps you need to take to achieve the goals.
– Define activities for the coming year based on good models and habits.
– Get ready for changes.
HOW TO KEEP MOTIVATED
Do not impose too high of a pace at the very beginning. Did you know that the rule ‘step by step’ is very important for two reasons: This approach prevents overtraining and it counteracts discouragement. Think why you want to exercise and what will the benefits of increasing your activity. Will you be in better shape? Will you weigh fewer kilos? Will you improve your blood results? Or maybe you’ll be able to put on trousers that are 2 sizes smaller? There may be many reasons but remember those that are important to YOU are the ones that really work.
If you have been practicing for a long time and you feel like you are losing motivation then remember again what you get from your workouts, what are you striving for and what you want to achieve as a result. Choose your favourite type of exercise, which sport is the best for you? The ones you like you and enjoy.
Remember that “motivation helps to begin habits and helps you persevere.” In order to develop a habit, you need a dose of routine and repetitiveness. You will not learn how to cook just by watching cooking shows, it’s the same with any other activity. That’s why you should set the minimum amount of time you can devote in a week or in a day. If you can manage to do more – great. If not, then try stick to your plan then it will naturally become your habit.
Contact Barbara for tailored personal training in North West London and Bucks email Barbara_pt@aol.co.uk.