Ted Winter – PT and co-owner of Storm Fitness – is back with his third instalment of how to stay motivated at home during lockdown. This time, it’s all about reflecting and reviewing.
Over to you, Ted…
I hope everyone is well and keeping active.
Last time I wrote about building some new positive habits into your daily routine. Since then, we’ve seen some small changes in our situation. This has been great for allowing us to get out and about more. A great excuse to get out of the house for exercise and leisure activities.
Maybe it’s time to pump up the wheels of an old bike, dust off the golf clubs, or just lace up those trainers for a day in the great outdoors. If you haven’t started yet, now is the time!
How did you get on with creating new habits? Now is a good time to review the goals you’ve set and look at how far you’ve come. Quite often we get caught up in the rush of day-to-day life and we forget about monitoring our progress.
Take some time to REFLECT and regularly REVIEW what is working for you and what isn’t. Reflective practise is vital; and a big part of it is to consider what went well and what didn’t go to plan.
What was it that made you fall off the wagon? Was there a specific trigger activity that made you reach for the pack of biscuits or have a lie in rather than getting up for your daily walk?
Make a note – and be aware of the things that cause you to derail. It can be as easy as getting to bed earlier or removing the treats from that easy-to-reach cupboard. Or better yet, don’t buy them when you’re out shopping this week!
Plan, measure, reflect, review.
Ted’s taking on new clients online at the moment, if anyone needs help on how to get started, drop him a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org.