If you have a pretty big health and fitness goal, and you are feeling a little bit overwhelmed by the whole process of it, due to the fact that you’re so far away from where you eventually want to get yourself to, then this is a really important tip for you. Something that I have found to be really successful over the years is modelling the behaviours of someone that has already achieved what you’re trying to achieve.
I do have to extend a little bit of caution when it comes to this because you really have to pick the right person to emulate – for you. There is no point picking someone that naturally was able to achieve their goals through little effort.
If you are a new mum that’s just had a baby, and you’ve got a lot of stubborn baby fat that you’re finding really difficult to lose, you want to pick someone that was in the same boat as you. Pick someone who was struggling and finding the same things difficult as you.
Now, rather than focusing too much on the person, what we want to focus on is the behavioural changes that they made. The strategies that they employed to get themselves to where they are now which is the point of success where you would like to eventually get yourself to.
Sometimes it can be useful to pick and emulate a few different people because we are all very different in our motivational styles and how we’re able to form habits. You might pick some certain aspects that one person did and certain aspects and habits that another person did, and just trial and error them on yourself. They may not all work for you. If they don’t work, discard them, try the next thing. Keep that trial and error going until you find the strategies that work for you. Then as you see the results coming in, then you know that you’re on the right track, and just continue on your way.
A concept that's been pretty popular in the fitness world over the last few years has been mobility, and just working on joint ranges of motion, flexibility, and being free flowing with the body so th...