Whether it’s your first time signing up to a health and fitness program or your 10th time, there’s no denying how important goal setting is when it comes to getting started and staying on track throughout. Please remember, it’s not a race, it’s a marathon. You’re not competing against anyone else, it’s just you vs you. So, with this in mind, make sure you set goals that are achievable for you and don’t be afraid to start off slowly. Here are our top tips for setting achievable goals:
Before beginning your journey - stop and think about your reason why? For example, what made you join our program? What do you want to achieve? And what is your motivation?
Make SMART goals - For example, instead of simply saying you want to “lose weight”, choose measurable goals. For example: Specific: lose 10kg, Measurable: head into your local ASN store for a periodic InBody Scan to track your results, Attainable: 0.5kg loss each week is reasonable, Relevant: it will improve your health, Time-bound: commit to this plan for 4 months, before revising. Most importantly, remember to celebrate the success of your goals, no matter how big or small they are. Every bit of progress counts!
Mistakes do happen - Guess what? We’re all human, which means we’re bound to make mistakes from time to time, especially when it comes to changing our habits. If you happen to make a mistake (or a few), don’t let this put you off. One meal alone, even one day alone, will not hinder your progress. However, be aware that if you do this continuously, you’re likely not to get the results you want. But that’s not to say that you can’t start over. Accept the mistake and do not dwell on it. Simply learn from it and start fresh on the next meal or exercise. Any progress is still better than no progress at all!
Tips to stack on track with your Meal Plan:
While we know you’re capable of amazing things, we know sometimes life can get in the way and distract you from your goals. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help you stay on track with your meal plan:
Remember those awesome goals you set before starting? Well, they’ll be your greatest motivating force. Be sure to constantly remind yourself of them, and make sure you are always tracking your progress (even the smallest changes can make the biggest difference in the long-run). And most importantly, don’t forget to celebrate your success. It’s time to be your own cheerleader!
As for the diet plan, while this may be a new way of eating, it’s important to remember that food is more than fuel, it is to be enjoyed, too. By enjoying what you are eating, you’re more likely to be mindful of every bite, which can help you recognise when you’re full and reduce unnecessary snacking. With each meal try the following:
Chew slowly and chew each bite of food multiple times
Focus on what you are eating and limit distractions with each meal
Appreciate the taste of your food – after all, our meal plans are designed to be enjoyed. They’re delicious, how could you not?
When picking a meal plan, it’s important to choose an option that’s sustainable for your lifestyle in the long run. For example, if you enjoy carbohydrates, keto may not be the most suitable plan for you. Keep in mind that all of our diet plans will help reach your goal if followed correctly for a sustained period. Therefore, pick one that you enjoy, and you’ll be far more likely to stay on track!