Habit Building and Fitness Goal Setting
When it comes to improving our health and overall wellbeing, we mostly know where we would like to end up. We set goals to fit into a new pair of jeans, have less stress in our lives and have glowing skin to top it off. But what are we doing to achieve this?
Building good habits is at the heart of iyarn, however, people dismiss the habit in favour of quick fixes. So today we’re going to clarify why habit-building should be your goal.
When will I see my new 6-Pack?
As Coach Sarah highlights, the 6-pack won’t happen overnight. You are on a journey and should embrace small wins and their ability to grow into something bigger.
The good news is that you will see change. The 7-week Challenge will build your strength and technique in both physical and mental health. After three to four weeks, you will notice running becomes easier as your body builds muscle. However, this isn’t possible if you’re not regularly exercising. So how do we reframe your goal to make sure it happens?
The habit should be your Goal!
In his book Atomic Habits, James Clear identifies clear strategies for sticking to your goals. Clear highlights that goals should be based on habits, not outcomes.
“The key to building lasting habits is focusing on creating a new identity first. Your current behaviours are simply a reflection of your current identity.”
We all know what we want to achieve, so next time you check in on Step Up, take a moment to focus on who you want to become.
Make the time to identify the person you want to become, and then identify the habits that will get you there. Rather than setting a goal to lose 5kg, make your goal to exercise four times a week.