Happy New Years! As we kick off 2016, I wanted to share with you 3 Tips to Get (and Stay) Motivated for 2016. I know that many people start off the new year excited and ready to crush their health and fitness goals, but as the days and weeks roll by, our level of commitment can begin to decline. Last week, I hosted a free webinar where I go into detail of my 3 tips (click here to watch the webinar or scroll to the bottom), but I wanted to share them with you here.
1. Clearly Identify Your WHY and Your Goals: Take some time and think about WHY you want to get healthy and fit this year. One of my favorite quotes is “If you are considering QUITTING, think about why you started in the first place.” This gets me every time, when I want to give up on a goal, I simply remember why I started in the first place and it helps me push past my excuses. The same thing with your goals, get very clear on what you want to accomplish and make sure that your goals are SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE and REALISTIC. Once you have your WHY and your GOALS, read them at least once a day so that they stay in front of you!
2. Make a Plan, Work Your Plan & Do It Consistently: Once you have your goals, break them down into daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly tasks. This way you will know exactly what needs to be done and how to move forward with your goals. The biggest thing here is to make sure that do what needs to be done CONSISTENTLY, not just when you feel like it or when it is convenient for you. News flash, success isn’t always going to convenient and comfortable, so just suck it and keep pushing forward.
3. Get Connected to an Accountability System: The biggest success factor I found with my challengers last year, was those who actively participated and checked into the group or with their Accountability partner. When you know that you are expected to show up and check in to a group or for a weekly check in call, it creates a sense of urgency to do what you said you would do. This is why I love my monthly groups, because you have people with the same goals as you, who are right there with you pushing and working on their goals. You are not alone and you have the support needed when you feel like giving up.
These 3 tips may seem super simple, but they have been game changers for my challengers in 2015 and hopefully, they will work for you, too!
If you are looking for more accountability to reach your goals in 2016, you’re invited to join my upcoming January 2016 Kick Off Challenge. To learn more, click here or watch the webinar below and at the end I discuss more about the challenge group and the special bonuses I’m throwing in for my participants.