2016 is coming up, which means it is time to sit down and write out your goals for the coming year. The most common New Years resolutions are to lose weight, reduce stress, increase exercise, or eat healthier. These are great goals! Unfortunately, the problem is that people tend to forget about them after the first week of the New Year.
This is the year to change. Do you want to be making the exact same resolutions on the last day of next year? Or would you rather create new goals with a whole new mindset in a completely fit and healthy body? If you stay dedicated and take it a step at a time, there’s no doubt that you will have reached your goals before the end of the year.
Below are twelve mini goals that you can follow in order to achieve the main goals of losing weight, gaining muscle, reducing stress, or living a healthier life in general.
Mini Goals to Get a Better Body:
#1: Consume less alcohol. Alcohol is fattening, unhealthy, and should not be consumed daily. Occasional drinking is fine.
#2: Train with heavier weights. If you only lift light dumbbells, you’ll never gain muscle.
#3: Drink less caffeine and sugar. Avoid the sodas and cut down on coffee, some coffee and caffeine is good, too much is bad.
#4: Train to run a marathon. When you can accomplish this goal, odds are you will have reached your main goal as well.
#5: Exercise more. At least twenty minutes three to five times per week.
#6: Avoid junk food entirely. Cutting back on these foods will greatly help with weight loss.
#7: More low fat protein. Replace red meats with chicken or salmon.
#8: Drink plenty of water! Water is essential for our everyday lives and comes with tons of benefits. Optimal amount is 3 liters a day.
#9: Stop purchasing refined and packaged foods. If it’s not there you can’t eat it. Avoid the chips and crackers and grab carrot sticks or nuts instead.
#10: Sleep more! This is especially important for those wanting to build muscle, as this is time the body repairs and builds the muscle. Shoot for 8 hours a night and a nap during the day if you can.
#11: Eliminate gluten and corn syrup from your diet. Foods like white bread and artificial sugar should be avoided.
#12: Train with a personal trainer such as myself to get a customized fitness and diet plan that will help you achieve your fitness goals as efficiently and effectively as possible.
The above mini-goals are great examples to help you achieve your main goal. Hopefully this list gave you a few ideas for your own mini goals. Be realistic and write down goals you know you can achieve within the year. It may not be possible to complete them all though, but the more you do the better your body will become. After you have seriously looked over your goals, tell everyone! Having the support of your friends and family will no doubt motivate you more than ever before.
As said, I can support and help you on your journey to a better body this 2016, 2017, 2018, or whenever you are reading this post. If you are unsure on how to go about it or would just rather have an experienced personal trainer instruct you on the best ways to achieve your goals.
Have a Happy New Year and all the best to you in 2016!