My Top Ten Tips for Fitness Success in 2018
1. Consistency: 80% of success is showing up. My most successful clients make fitness part of their lifestyle. So it's not a matter of 'when will I train' but more 'I train at this time'. If you want to see results you have to show up time and time again.
2. Set a Goal: Most people are goal driven. A goal gives you that sense of clarity and purpose. If you're not sure what goal you should pursue ask your trainer for some ideas.
3. Have a Plan: Once you know your goal you must then set a plan on how you're going to achieve it. For eg. your goal is that you want to lose 10 kgs in ten weeks. Your plan is committing to 3 PT or group sessions per week. Following a meal plan and weekly weigh ins to help keep you accountable and track progress.
4. Environment: This is the people and the places you surround yourself with. Environment is just as important as the type of training you do. It's about what makes you keep coming back and what makes you smile even when it hurts.
5. Sleep: This is massive. Everyone talks about diet and exercise, but without adequate sleep chances are you'll under perform in the first two areas.
6. Nutrition: Look at food as fuel for your body. You'd put premium petrol into a Ferrari so do the same to your body. Don't over complicate it. Stick to whole foods, plenty of greens and some lean protein.
7. Know your triggers: If alcohol is your issue try staying away from social settings where it'll be there at least for a little while. Just removing yourself from these situations can be the biggest help.
8. Accountability: Have someone that's going to keep you accountable. This could be a trainer, a friend or partner. It doesn't matter, as long as you have someone that will regularly check and see how you're going.
9. Make sure it's Fun: This one's simple. If it's not fun odds are you won't stick with it.
10. Get a training buddy: If you don't have one then join a group where you'll be training with like minded people striving for a similar goal. Studies prove that training in a group get's better results than just on your own.