Last week was all about making the most of the very limited, free time I actually had to myself. I’ve had to start writing down ‘Questions’ to myself at the start of the week to make sure that I stay on track with what I want to achieve by the end of the week. This may sound a little hazy but bare with! These were the questions I wrote down:-
– Will I eat CLEAN all week/weekend?
– Will I drink ALCOHOL?
– How many NEW MEALS will I make this week?
– Can I write a new POST each day?
– Can I limit my SPENDING?
– Will I attend the GYM at least 4 times?
The questions cover a range of areas, from the gym and eating clean, to finance and cooking new dishes. During the following morning I’d then answer these questions based on the previous day’s experiences.
Maybe it is a little OCD and perhaps it’s not always required but by continually assessing what you want to achieve out of the week, you can ensure you stay on track to complete your various goals, and if it works, why not?
Pretty much everyone I know goes through one day to the next and is happy enough with that, which is fair enough. Personally though, I don’t want to go through the motions, I want to achieve, and it’s these small questions that will lead to achieving that overall goal.
In terms of fitness, I want to keep getting stronger, building muscle and reducing my body fat percentage. In order to do this, I have to first and foremost, turn up. Which is exactly what I did last week and will do again this week. Some days aren’t easy but I’m always thinking of the bigger picture and not listening to the doubting voices in my head that say ‘just go home, give it a miss today’.
I’ve also got to eat clean, limit my alcohol and be tough on myself when it comes to treats/snacks/chocolate. Self-discipline is absolutely vital in achieving your goals, which unfortunately not everyone has.
This coming week I begin the Juice+ Trial and plan to start increasing my knowledge on Photography. What are your goals for the week ahead?