Simon’s Top 5 tips for staying motivated!
So you’ve made health and fitness a priority for 2017, well done!
You may have even decided to do our 12 Week Challenge.
Whatever your health and fitness goals are for 2017, the first two weeks are the most important. It’s the time to break the bad habits and develop good ones that become the ‘norm’. In the first two weeks of 2017, you will set up your mindset and body to either achieve your goals, or fail.
Here are our Top 5 tips for killing those first two weeks and making sure you achieve in 2017!
- Focus on your goals!
What is your goal? To fit back in your old jeans, tone up, get fitter or lose weight? Whatever your goals, write them down and revisit them constantly to remind yourself of why you took this path in the first place!
This may also sound silly, but trust me it works – write a contract with yourself. Write at the bottom of your goals, “I, [your name] promise to dedicate the time and effort needed to achieve these goals!”, and then sign the bottom.
Put the contract somewhere you will see it every day (the fridge or bathroom mirror are good places!) and look at it every time you think about missing a workout or eating something you probably shouldn’t eat.
- Stay off the scales!
Girls, I cannot stress enough the importance of remembering this – SUCCESS IS NOT ONLY MEASURED ON THE SCALES! Karina weighs more now than she did when she first started training at Starke Fitness. And she looks amazing! Muscle weighs more than fat, and in Karina's case, she's stripped fat away and put on muscle.
Time and time again I see clients lose motivation if they don’t lose big numbers on the scales every week. The reality is that even if you do have a lot of weight to lose, you probably won’t see a loss every week. So stay off the scales!
Take new photos and re-do your measurements after four weeks and use that as your measure of success. If you have The Bandbook, resit the fitness test. If you really, really want to weigh yourself, do it at the end of weeks 6 and 12 – otherwise, stay off the scales!
- Look at your before picture every day!
I tell my clients to put their before picture as their screen saver on their phones. Why? Because that picture will remind you of why you started in the first place. Look at your photo and let it motivate you to keep on track!
- Make a plan!
Have you heard the saying ‘failing to plan is planning to fail’? Well, it’s true! Every Sunday, sit down and plan out the days that you are going to workout and your meals for the coming week.
Sunday is also a great day to meal prep! When you cook, make meals in bulk and have nutritious snacks on hand at all times.
- Follow other BBB babes on the journey!
Bikini Body Burn is a family of literally tens of thousands of girls from all around the world! I LOVE seeing you motivate and encourage one another.
Check into our Facebook page weekly and search #bbb12weekchallenge on Instagram to find the other BBB babes doing the 12 Week Challenge. Support and encourage one another, swap recipes and hints and tips to get the most out of your training.
I wish you all the best!