HOW’S YOUR GOAL SETTING GOING?
For some of you it’ll be easy to keep on keeping on with the momentum the past year has brought. For others, 2018 can go jump off a cliff with little to no safety harness.
Whatever type of year you’ve had, now is the time to get cracking into 2019 like Oly gets stuck into his breakfast at the start of his day.
You may have seen some of the below via a social media post from Head Coach Extraordinaire, Sonia De Rose (that’s her title), and we thought it was 100% worth expanding on.
1 – FIND CONSISTENCY – NOT MOTIVATION
For most of us, the days when we want to go to gym will be outnumbered by the days we don’t want to go. That’s where having a routine – a consistent schedule will help. Go to gym at the same time, the same place (hopefully Core Strength) every week. Make it a habit – a routine; in the same way a baker gets up to bake a pie. Or the same way a crooked judge checks his bank account every morning to see how much he’s been bribed. It’s all about keeping it consistent.
2 – FIND A FRIEND
Getting someone along to your workout keeps you accountable, honest, and helps you push that barbell further than you thought it could go. And the good thing about gym friends is that they don’t have to be your bestie. It can be someone from your B, C even H group. Someone from real low down on the chain. In fact, having someone who is not your best friend may help. You do want to put the work in, and not just chat about last night drama on TV.
3 – SET A DEADLINE
Put in pen – or stone, whichever you prefer – exactly what you want to achieve. When we think up a goal in our mind it makes us want to achieve it the next day. It’s not realistic. Writing it down and having a genuine routine to achieve that goal is the best way to do it. Rome wasn’t built in a day. And neither was the construction works across the road on Albert Street. Jesus, how long does it take to dig a hole? Honestly.
4 – DON’T GET DISTRACTED BY NOISE
Oh – big one. For example, don’t be worried by what those around you are lifting. They might just be more advanced at squats than you. They might have had more sleep last then you last night. Heck, they might be on the juice. When you compare yourself to others you are fighting a losing battle. Do what you can and don’t be hard on yourself if you’re not benching the equivalent of Andy’s Mercedes.
5 – NOT ALL WORK IS DONE IN THE GYM
There’s so many other factors which contribute to your performance which is outside the walls of gym. Have been sleeping enough? Did you feast on a Quarter Pounder meal for dinner last night? They all contribute to a healthy mindset. And really, in the end, so much of what we do in the gym comes down to a positive mindset rather than our physical capabilities.
See you at gym 🙂