You decide to get in shape
You start eating better
You start working out
Then life happens. Something gets in the way and you hit a proverbial brick wall.
Your plans go crashing out and you give up.
Does that sound familiar?
A powerful tool in helping you to achieve your goals is planning for obstacles.
This is because we have a tendency to think "Everything is going perfectly, so I will do.... "
And unfortunately, life does have a habit of taking a giant poo all over that way of thinking because something will always come up.
Whether that is a going out for a meal, going to a birthday party with lots of sweets and cakes, feeling stressed and wanting a massive takeaway or your gym having to be shut down.
Figure out the events (when they are allowed to happen again, obviously), or issues that are likely to come up that could mess with your progress.
This is because once you have defined the issue, you get a clearer picture on why this will get in your way and you can start to think up ways to deal with it.
Then, you don't sabotage your own progress and give up because things stopped being perfect.
So the takeaway points are:
1) You know what you would like to achieve
2) Write down somewhere, the obstacles that are likely to come up or have come up already that mess with your progress
3) Then think up ways you could deal with those issues in a way that allow you to continue making progress towards your goals.
This is my, mostly, Personal Trainer musings and information which I hope you'll find helpful!