New Year, New Goals

New Year, New Goals

Are you finally going to achieve your goals this year or is it just another year of empty promises to yourself? 

With the new year that has just arrived, we’ve all made our resolutions for 2022. We all set goals for the new year, be it losing weight, getting fitter, getting more satisfaction out of work, or even finding your one true love. 

The problem with these goals is that they are often unrealistic. We cannot change our attitude, demeanor or personality overnight, and these features have a major impact on how we approach life. 

So how do we go about changing ourselves for the better this year? 

  1. Self-discipline and motivation will go a long way to help you achieve your goals but are easily lost with your first few setbacks. The answer is to simplify your goals by starting one at a time. Self-discipline is like our muscles. Meaning that the more you use your self-discipline, the stronger it becomes. If you are not fit and decide to run a marathon while balancing a stick with a bowl on your head today, you will most probably not succeed. You will only achieve this feat if you start with a minor change, like a walk for instance. As you get fitter, you will be able to add distance and intensity and later, when you have worked up to marathon distance running, you can add the bowl and stick. 

  1. We need to be more specific about our goals. Having a goal to lose weight for instance, will not sufficiently motivate you to lose weight. Thinking about how much you want to lose would make a better, and more measurable goal. 

  1. Being specific about the timing of your goal will also go a long way. Simply putting a time frame to these goals will give you the opportunity to break the goal down into more measurable increments. For instance, if you say you want to lose 15 kg over the span of a year, break the total down into 12 months, meaning you only must lose 1.25 kg a month. When you look at it this way, the massive goal does not seem so intimidating. 

  1. We need to face reality and be realistic. Making a resolution to exercise every day of the week for 2 hours may be slightly unrealistic because you might only actually have an hour free every day if you look at all your other activities and responsibilities. Therefore, it makes a lot of sense to take stock of your daily responsibilities and work around them to schedule work, exercise, food prep, rest, and social time. 

  1. Finding support for your goal is just as important as the planning of your goal. There are several layers of support you can employ to help you along the way. Finding a training partner will help you to keep your regular exercise regime as you are accountable for meeting them on time or risk seeming rude and inconsiderate. Asking your family for support with a diet is also greatly beneficial. They know you are working to better yourself and will often assist you in achieving your goals. Lastly, supporting your body during this time of change is crucial. When you start a new training and eating program, your body does not get the nutrients that it used to. To assist you with the initial hungriness, fatigue, and sore muscles, USN has a wide range of products to suit any lifestyle and goal. 

  1. Most important: find a plan and lifestyle that is suited to you and your personality. If you do not like going to the gym and love swimming, go to the local pool or the sea. If you do not like running, you can always try doing yoga. There are endless options when it comes to diet and exercise. Finding the right one for yourself is your top priority this year.

How can USN help you reach your weight loss and training goals? 

Visit our goals page for your free eating and training plans. 

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