NOW is the time to crush your goals by establishing healthy habits!
September is a transition month as the seasons change and kids settle into school.
But October has fewer speedbumps. It’s often “business as usual.” The kids have been back in school for a few months and your calendar is more stable. October is the perfect time to focus on yourself and get some great habits in place as the holiday season approaches.
Here’s a quick activity to help you do it: Jot down your major health and fitness goals. Now think of three steps you can take in November to get closer to accomplishing those goals.
Here’s an example:
— Reduce stress and feel better mentally.
— Drop 10 lb.
October activities that will support those goals:
— Booking the month’s workouts ahead of time to make sure I train four times per week.
— Setting a calendar reminder to do 10 minutes of mindset drills every day at 7 a.m.
— Blocking off time for meal prep every Sunday evening to ensure I’m not tempted by the drive-thru on busy weekdays.
You can imagine what will happen if a person commits to this plan for the next month. HUGE results will come! All it takes is a few steps carried out consistently!
But here’s the trick: We’re using October to set a pattern that will continue during the holidays and into 2024.
We all know things get a little wild as the year draws to a close, so it’s critical to dial in your habits now. If they aren’t in place when Thanksgiving and the December holidays roll around, chaos is likely.
But if your routine is established, you can rely on it to carry you through the family gatherings, work parties and schedule changes. Did you know that habits often hold up under stress?
Try the activity above right now. It will require about two minutes. If you do it, you’ll be taking a major step to prioritize yourself and your goals.
You can take action on your own, but if you need support to get started or are looking for accountability stop by to chat with us about your fitness and nutrition goals. We would love to know what you are working towards and support you along the way. Sharing your plan with someone else will build accountability!
Remember this above all: Patterns only become patterns if you commit to them. And October is the time to do it!