Stop Giving Yourself Excuses

Your goals will be unlike anyone else’s because they are just that – yours. The goals you set for yourself need to be realistic, and it’s here where many fail. They make the mistake of piling too much onto themselves and getting disheartened when they don’t begin to see results soon enough.

To effectively set goals, you need to know your body and mind well enough to be truthful and honest with yourself.

Ask yourself these questions and carefully consider your answers:

  • Am I likely to stick to these targets?

If not, then reduce them and work up to the level you need to be at.

  • Do I even enjoy eating the foods I’ve said I’ll eat every day?

If you know deep down that you just will not enjoy eating kale, flaxseed, and drinking banana smoothies for breakfast each day, then don’t even take the time to note it down as a suggestion. Find fruit and vegetables that you do like and will want to eat instead.

  • Do I know what I want to achieve?

If your answer is ‘no,’ then set goals right now. You need something to work towards so that you can stay on track. Decide your target, and then break the end goal down into smaller and more manageable sections.

Be Comfortable

If you’re new to regularly attending the gym and focusing on a healthy eating routine, then resist the urge to go too hard, too soon. Begin by choosing gym gear that you feel comfortable, well-supported, and happy wearing to start with. Consider heading over to to browse through workout clothes that are designed to keep you feeling confident by being sweat repellent, moisture wicking, and breathable.

Understand How Your Mind And Body Works

You are the only person who knows how it feels to be you, and you’re the only person who can bring around the change you want to see. The drive and motivation to achieve your targets has to come from you.

Get to grips with how your energy levels fluctuate. Start to strategically time when to have nutritious snacks so that your blood sugar levels don’t peak and trough throughout the day. Begin, too, to pay more attention to little signs that you’re either overdoing things or starting to give yourself more excuses to sit at home when you could be at the gym or going for a run in the countryside, for example.

Ask For Help

If you’re feeling a little lost as to where to start, then don’t suffer in silence. Use the knowledge and experience of personal trainers and dieticians to give you the boost and vote of confidence that you need to get on the road to success and discovery. Experts can help point you in the right direction and offer vital ongoing encouragement.

Seek out assistance and advice wherever you can. Being aware of the possible hurdles you might face will equip you with the tools to overcome them should they crop up. If you’re prepared for setbacks, then you can account for them as part of your goals, and you’ll be far less likely to abandon your progress in the face of adversity should it arise.

Zoe Griffin

Editor In Chief

Editor In Chief at Live Like A VIP. Author, Journalist & Copywriter. Often found with a glass of Champagne in hand!

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