I am back, just like I said I would be, it is the end of the 2nd quarter and time to take a breath and reflect on our health or fitness goal & progress. I want to know how it is going? How are you feeling?
Checking back in with myself quarterly is one of my key's to success. It's a bit of self-coaching to help me stay on track, but also a time to be honest about what I will need to keep moving forward, especially as I head into summer when my schedule changes dramatically.
I introduced my process in April and for July, I've a added a few questions to our quarter 2 calibration. If you feel stuck, want support or need that accountability that comes along with a coach - Let's connect! One of my most favorite things to do is help you create a plan that you can stick with. Our main objective for the review is to answer this question:
Do I want to reaffirm or revise my goal(s)?
Step 1: Reconnect with Your Why
Why did I set this goal?
Is that still important to me?
What are benefits of accomplishing this?
How is this goal helping me become the person I want to be?
Step 2: Draw Out the Positives
What has been energizing about this goal?
What have I learned about myself in the process?
What new knowledge do I have?
Is there benefit that I didn't anticipate but am getting?
How and when am I being most successful?
Step 3: Calibrate
Am I doing the things I said I would do?
How consistent am I?
Am I getting the results I anticipated?
Have I faced new obstacles or barriers that I didn't anticipate?
How confident am I in my progress? (1 = no confidence, 10= total confidence)
Step 4: Decide to Reaffirm or Revise
If your "why" still resonates, if you still see positives and you're somewhere in the 9/10 on the confidence scale, keep on your plan.
If you've plateaued in the results area, but are confident in your activities and behaviors, stick with it. Plateaus are normal, think of where you are as just a new baseline.
If you are not where you want to be, revising is not giving up. Revising is being real. Revising is adjusting to the conditions. Revising is recommitting.
Some of the ways I revise but stay consistent in summer can be found in my June 7th post.
“Too often, we fall into an all-or-nothing cycle with our habits. The problem is not slipping up; the problem is thinking if you can't do something perfectly, then you shouldn't do it at all.” – James Clear
It is challenging to keep going and be consistent. But you can do it. If you want to create a fitness habit, desire consistency, need reinforcement or just want someone to answer the "what should I do" question, give me a shout. I am here to help you take care of yourself so that you can be your best.