2 weeks into 2016- how’s it going for you?
Are you on track with your gaols or are you still trying to figure out what they are?
If you are then you’re in luck because I’ve a very powerful tip for you today.
It’s a knock-your-socks-off kind of tip so make sure they’re on tight.
Ok so, here it is.
One of the most important factors that determines whether or not you’ll achieve your health & fitness goals is the stage of life that you’re currently in.
You might have the most amazing goal in the world (on paper at least) but if it contradicts your current stage of life then you’ll more than likely fail to achieve it- and you’ll be left scratching your head wondering why.
So what do I mean by stage of life.
- Are you a new father
- Are you 19 years of age or 45 years of age
- Have you just been made redundant
- Are you seriously overweight and struggling through the days
- Are you a smoker who survives on packs of chip-styx and tinned beans?
- Have you 3 children who refuse to sleep
- Have you recently had a death in the family
- Are you working your way through a medical condition or recovering from an accident
- Have you just taken on a very demanding project at work
- Is there a sickness in your family that requires your time and energy
All these things are different stages of life and play a massive role in your ability to achieve certain goals. If your goals aren’t compatible with them you won’t be long finding out.
For example, I became a new father 7 months ago. In the year before that I was hitting it hard in the gym. Training twice a day some days. Chasing high level goals. Weighing my food out to support them.
I was on fire.
Fast forward 7 months and my whole life has changed. This new stage of life has demanded much more of my energy and time and therefore my goals must fit around them. Personally, I simply don’t have the energy or drive to chase the same goals I had the year before. The effort would just crush me.
So instead I’ve adjusted my goals during this new stage of life. I’m more focused on dialling my nutrition in, less intense exercise sessions (3-4 days a week) and just keeping myself generally fit and active while my body adjusts.
As it’s the start of the year we’re going to see a huge increase in people hitting the roads, gyms, etc. The intent is great but unfortunately, as always, it’s going to be short lived.
A big reason for this is many people are chasing MAD, LOCO-CHOCO goals that simply don’t fit their current stage of life which we could class as ‘in a bad very bad place with regard to their health’. For the majority of the year, many of these people are very unhealthy, massively inactive and living fairly poor quality lifestyles.
It’s just impossible to change it all in the month of January. This life-stage needs to be addressed with the goal of developing sustainable health & fitness being prioritised over going gung-ho for January or getting a 6 pack.
Closing nugget of wisdom- realistically assess where you are in your life and plan your goals accordingly if you truly want to succeed.
I hope that makes sense.
If it does and you’re serious about making a positive change to your health in 2016, our 28 Day kickstart Program is the perfect place to start.