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The Secret To Keeping High Levels Of Motivation All Year Round

Written by: Nick Jack
Category: 2014
on 28 April 2014
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We have all been told millions of times before "You Must Set Goals If You Want To Succeed In Life". But for many Goal Setting is the secret to their health and fitness campaign, because it is where your MOTIVATION is found. Why then if we know it is so important do  so many people rarely do it. When starting a new exercise program, most people fail or quit within the first four weeks. In order to break free from your old unhealthy habits, you must consistently “stretch” to make a change.

All of the current studies on behavior show that it takes about 21 days to integrate a new habit into your life.

Here are a few tips to get you through those crucial first 21 days:

Watch Melissa's quick 2 minute video below as she sums up the most important point

Define Your Goals, Motivation, and Commitment (find your why)

Take some time to write down your goals. What do you want to accomplish? Why is that important to you? Set a realistic, clear, specific, and measurable long-term goal. In addition, create a few short-term, interim, goals to keep you on track for the long-term. The more specific you are the more likely you are to achieve your goals.
In order to help you get this right we have provided you with a worksheet that you can get by clicking here.

Daily Reminders

Even with a set goal, sometimes we can slip off course - that’s why daily reinforcement is vital. Write out your long-term goal on a small card and read it out loud to yourself each morning and night. Even carry it with you as a continual reminder throughout the day. That may sound like some meta-physical mumbo-jumbo to you, but we promise…it works!

Take Action

Take out your calendar and mark off a minimum of 30 minutes each day for at least the next 4 weeks when you will walk or exercise on your own. Then do it!

Accountability

Get some support. Don’t just try to go this thing alone. Personal Trainers are experts at not only exercise, but also motivation and providing the supportive, structured environment that guarantees you of successfully achieving your goal. It is a proven fact that EXTERNAL accountability increases the speed at which you get results and the certainty of results.

Consistency

Be consistent! Stick to your commitment! When you consistently meet your short-term goals, a feeling of confidence and certainty in the outcome sets in, and this becomes your driving force. Your consistent commitment combined with our support and guidance will bring you the results you want.

Record and Track Your Progress

Keep a journal of your daily nutrition and exercise. Doing so will allow you to gauge where you are on your “road-map” to success!

Always remember that Goal Setting is the Secret to your motivation so you stay on track all year round.