Hope you had a great Xmas and new year….

Well its that time of year again when we start making new years resolutions.

If your anything like me you’ll be setting out your goals for 2014 so I thought I’d let you in on the process I use…

Step 1. Figure out your end goal and make it specific!

The first step is to know specifically what you want.

Your brain needs specifics to find a solution, so instead of saying “I want to lose weight”, change it to “I want to lose 10 kilos, tone my muscles and flatten my stomach.”

So what are your goals for 2014?

Grab a pen and paper and start writing them down.

Step 2. Figure out why it’s important to you.

You need to know why you want to reach your goals and why they’re important to you, new resolutions fade quickly and if you don’t have a clear reason ‘why’ you’ll quickly lose interest.

Again the key here is to be specific!

If you just say “I want to lose weight so I feel better”, this won’t keep you motivated for long.

Instead “I want to lose weight so I can fit back into my designer clothes, feel more confident at the beach, get compliments from my friends and feel more attractive” is far more powerful.

Know why you want to reach your goals, most people don’t train to reduce blood pressure or decrease the risk of diabetes… the majority of people want to look better, which is O.K but just know why your goals are important to you.

Step 3. Set yourself a timeframe.

Unless you set yourself an end date your goals have no ending and become pointless.

You’ll put training off to ‘another day’ and start eating clean ‘tomorrow’.

Setting a timeframe adds urgency and makes the goal real, your subconscious mind will begin figuring out ways to make your goals a reality.

Again be specific! Write down the exact date you want to reach you’re goals by.

Step 4. Figure out your plan.

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The 6 week body crew at the Cronulla Sand Dunes

So you’ve figured out your end goal and set yourself a timeframe, now it’s time to set out a plan.

Write down a plan you’re going to follow and then stick to it, as the old saying goes ‘if you fail to plan you plan to fail.

Whether it’s joining a 6 week challenge hiring a personal trainer or simply following your own exercise regimen… have a plan.

Also have a plan B in case anything get’s in the way, if you have to stay late at work and miss a workout when and how will you make up for it?

Step 5. Consistently take action!

Everyday you need to take action.

Whether it’s training, eating clean, saying no to a glass of wine… every action you take will either take you one step closer or one step farther away from your end goal.

Step 6. Visualize.

Spend a couple of minutes everyday visualizing.

Visualize yourself having achieved your goal, imagine how it feels now you’ve succeeded.

Imagine how good will it make you feel?

Step 7. Read your goals everyday.

Now you’ve written down your goals it’s time to put them somewhere you’ll see everyday.

It’s easy to forget why you started out, re-reading your goals will keep you focused and remind you why it’s important you stick with the program.

And that’s all there is to it, follow this plan and make ’2014’ your best year ever!

Wishing you the best of health.

Dan Clay
Dangerously Fit

P.S If you’re looking to get into shape quickly and have fun along the way then I highly recommend you try out our 6 week challenge commencing February 1st.

Visit… www.6weekbody.com.au for more info.