Deadlines & Bootcamps: Your Keys to Fitness Victory

Beach Body emailDeadlines & Contests: Your Keys to Fitness Victory

Have you ever told yourself that you’re going to lose weight and get fit this year, only to be frustrated when by February you are back to your usual sedentary unhealthy routine?

It’s easy to use the holidays as an excuse to eat or drink a little more, but when the gatherings are over and the New Year starts, we tend to take stock and get quite a shock at the weight that has slowly crept on.

Regret-proof your year: set a deadline

The best way to protect yourself from a regret-filled year is to set a deadline and start NOW. Deadlines are powerful motivators. Without a deadline, you really have no set-point toward which to work. You have nothing pushing you.

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Deadlines create a sense of urgency. They help you position yourself to succeed, because that final date is always staring back at you. It forces you to prioritise and strategise. Otherwise, you will let things slide…you will keep putting off the workout, and insisting that tomorrow you will start eating better.

Without a deadline, tomorrow never comes.

It’s time to shake things up!

If you keep doing what you have always done, you will get the results you have always gotten. It’s time to do something different. Ask yourself this question: If I keep doing what I am doing right now, will I achieve what I want to achieve? If you answered no, then it’s time for a change!do different

Get your calendar out and decide when you want to see your first wave of results. Be realistic: make sure you give yourself time to really dig in and see changes. But challenge yourself too—make it a little tough so you can take full advantage of the power of urgency.

Prevent deadline-creep: get competitive

But a deadline may not be enough. Why? Because you may be tempted to move it. Deadlines are not supposed to be moving targets! The best way to prevent deadline-creep is to get competitive.

Entering into a competition or a bootcamp challenge is a sure way to give you the edge you need to keep yourself on track and finish strong.

There is something very motivating about competing with others. Just knowing that your effort and results are going to be measured alongside others really will give you an extra boost in motivation.

This is a time when a little peer pressure is useful! And you will find that those with whom you are in competition will also be your biggest cheerleaders: they know exactly what you are going through and will be there to encourage you to keep moving.

Deadlines, contests and bootcamps form the perfect combination to guarantee your fitness success: put them to work for you! This is your year, get serious, plan now to greet the next year with no regrets!

See our Mummylicious Programs for YOUR challenge and deadline this year.

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