7 Steps To Finally Achieving Your Health And Fitness Goals

Having health and fitness goals as well as high personal standards are very important things to have. What’s even more important though is taking action and actually achieving these goals. So why do so many people get stuck, fall of track or don’t even get started at all? Here are just a few reasons that prevent people from getting started or pushes them off track.Information Overload
Thanks to technology and the internet we have so much information right at our finger tips, but for some, this can be incredibly confusing. One day you’re supposed to eat a low-fat diet, the next you’re supposed to include more fat, then you’re not supposed to eat carbs, but then it’s okay to eat the “right” kind of carbs, then you’re not supposed to eat gluten or grains or dairy or sugar or GMOs, aahhh! We have medical doctors saying one thing and then alternative doctors saying another. With all of the information out there, who do you trust? What do you believe? Ultimately, you have to make the final decision, do what works best for you as long as it leaves you in the healthiest and happiest state possible.Mindset
Most of the time the issue for people isn’t a lack of knowledge (see above) it’s usually due to a problem with their mindset. If you say words like, “I can’t”, “I don’t think I can”, “What if… “, you’re blocking yourself. The only person who can hold you back from doing anything in life is you. Start saying things like, “how can I?”, “I can” and “I will”. Once your mindset is in a good, positive place you can achieve anything.All Or Nothing Approach
There are many people who think the trick to reaching their goals is to employ an all or nothing approach. This idea either prevents them from doing anything at all, or they are determined for a week (maybe two) and one little slip up has them with their hands up in the air. Making changes and reaching goals takes time, it’s important to have patience or you’ll find yourself back at square one. Think about a baby being born, they don’t come out of the womb writing a thesis… they go through stages of lifting their head, then rolling over, then crawling, then walking, and so on. The best approach is one that is step by step so habits can be formed and then easily maintained.Now, let’s look at the steps needed to set and achieve your goals.1. Set The Goal
First we need to set the goal and write it down. This goal needs to be somewhere that you can see and review it daily. Try posting it on your bedroom door, bathroom door, mirror, fridge, etc. Those who write down their goals are more likely to achieve them.2. Break It Down Into Micro Goals Until You Get a YES!
Your goal is probably quite big and may seem daunting so let’s break that goal down into micro goals until you can agree to get started. For example, let’s say your goal is to lose 20lbs. You know you need to watch your diet and exercise 3-4 days per week for at least 30 minutes each session. You see those 3 days and think, “that’s too much I won’t stick to that”… so let’s break it down some more. How about starting with 2 days per week for 30 minutes? If that still seems like too much then how about 1 day per week for 20 minutes even if it’s just for a walk? If you then think that you can handle that then that’s what you start with. You can build up to 3-4 days down the road. The main thing is to just get started.3. Set Up The Plan
Having a plan of action and knowing exactly what you need to do will make your life a thousand times easier. Do some research online or hire a coach to set you up in the right direction.4. Schedule It In
Schedule in your workouts or your meal prep right into your calendar. You can also set reminders on your cellphone. You’d schedule in a dentist appointment so why not make your health and fitness a priority too? Have a no cancellation policy.5. Take Action!
This is probably the most important step. If you don’t take action nothing will happen. Use step 2 to get you to agree to something then get after it right away! Motivation doesn’t usually last so get on it! Do it now!6. Stay Consistent
Consistency is key. The results will come with dedicated effort over time. It may feel like your efforts are not paying off while you’re working on your goals, but trust me they are, and one day you will wake up and be in a much healthier and happier place.7. Get Support
Having a support system will help hold you accountable but also provide you that love and encouragement you need along your journey. There will always be naysayers and those that try to talk you down but just remember, you are doing something positive for yourself. Surround yourself with positive, like-minded people and ignore the negativity.Even though you may feel like you’re spinning your wheels with your health and fitness goals, it truly is possible to achieve them. Set up a plan of action, take action and keep going. Don’t let anyone stop you, not even yourself.

Do Health and Fitness Joint Ventures Make Sense For You?

Joint ventures sound almost foreboding, but they represent a straightforward means to get past some of the roadblocks that you may be experiencing while trying to build your online business. A joint venture between two or more parties need not be an overly complicated endeavor. In fact, a joint venture could be as simple as two vendors agreeing to recommend the newsletter of the other vendor to their own clients. This is known as an adswap. Adswaps are growing more popular as vendors look for ways to swell their prospective customer lists.A slightly more complex joint venture is the gift giveaway, where a large number of contributors come together and agree to provide a free gift in exchange for the opportunity to have thousands of potential subscribers consider their offer and perhaps decide to join the newsletter in exchange for receiving the gift. This is kind of like a massive adswap, but in this case the contributors do not need to know each other – they are operating under the umbrella of the person who put the gift giveaway event together.Now, running a gift giveaway is not necessarily straightforward. So the person hoping to run the event might find they have to partner with someone who has experience running giveaways. So this becomes a form of joint venture, and is exactly what I found myself doing to help grow my own list of prospective clients.The one obstacle to doing joint ventures is finding people with similar interests as your own. As with most other business ventures in life, the more connected you are the easier this becomes. So how do you get connected? This was a big problem, I discovered. When I began looking around for communities of like minded health and fitness professionals I came up short. So I found myself scanning the web sites of prospective vendors who I thought I might approach for a joint venture. Finding email addresses and contact names this way is not easy!So instead of having to do this repeatedly I decided that it would be worth my effort to build my own database of health and fitness contacts. Better yet, we can all benefit from the initial work required to build the database. In fact, the reason I am writing this very article is because I am hoping you are one of the people who ought to join my list of prospective health and fitness joint venture partners. If you think you might be, get yourself across to my site and sign up. I will even give you a free copy of the eBook “Attract More Health And Fitness Affiliates” to help you get started convincing people to help sell more of your stuff.

Going On Holiday

Types Of HolidayHoliday is a time to reconnect with ourselves, relax, and get away from it all, but perhaps lounging by the beach drinking mojitos and catching rays is not your idea of a good time. You need action! Adventure! You need a trip that is going to raise your adrenaline level through the roof and get your blood pumping through your veins. Adventure holidays are a great way to go if you’ve had enough downtime. Three adventure holidays sure to please, including mountain climbing, windsurfing, and whitewater rafting.If you are looking to go on a romantic getaway that is a little more adult, you are talking about an adult vacation. There are many options to choose from in regards to an adult vacation, and depending of course on the basic location you would like to travel to, the amount of money you are willing to spend, and most importantly your own personal preference, the options can be narrowed down in order to find the perfect adult vacation getaway spot for you.Many travel agencies and websites will offer different vacation packages that will sometimes include hotel accommodations, airfare, car rentals and show tickets. Are these vacation packages offering you a discount? I decided to find a few vacation package offers both on the web and through a travel agency that tickled my fancy. Then I jumped on the web myself to see if I could put something together that was similar but better in price.But what exactly are all-inclusive holidays? The goal behind all-inclusive holidays is to provide the travel with a one-stop shop, and they include several different aspects of the traveling experience in one, all-inclusive package. With your reservation and payment, you often purchase a package that includes your food or admission to shows – that type of thing. Examples of all-inclusive holidays include Sandals Caribbean Resorts, cruises, etc.Still Stuck For Ideas?So you are ready to take a break but still cannot make up your mind where you want to go, and what exactly you want to do. Everyone in the family has his/her own wish for this year’s vacation and you find impossible to please them all. Well, here is an idea worth considering, take an all-inclusive vacation on a cruise ship.Bargain/Cheap HolidaysIt is tempting to read low price offers of bargain holidays in advertisements by travel agents, but before you dart for a deal with the agent, make sure what you are getting is not a sham. Several bargain holiday ads advertised as special offers are not available for the price shown but higher ones, or they might not be available at all, doing away with your excitement. You come to know that the advertised price of the package excludes certain expenses like transport fares between the destination airport and the dwelling place, meals during the travel, and insurance. The Trading Standards Services of Britain found a number of cases where the actual price charged was £20 to £100 more than the advertised price of the package. It is important, therefore, to be wary of some points before buying an advertised holiday package.Cheap holidays are always in demand since we all need to keep as many of our bucks pocketed as possible. It is interesting to compare the two types of holidays, package holidays and DIY (Do It Yourself) holidays, in terms of cost to decide which one is cheaper. In a package holiday, you do not book your own holiday but do it through someone like a travel agent who gets you the services of a tour operator. This type of holiday is an all-in-one deal. You have to pay the money and everything about your holiday (getting there, boarding, lodging etc.) is arranged for you. On the other hand, it is getting common now to arrange a DIY holiday on the web. You do booking of all your holiday needs, like travel and accommodation by yourself.What About Your Pets?A holiday is a family occasion, bringing joy and gathering of family members, including pets, but there is a flip side of the coin: possible harm to your pet. In all the bustle that comes with a typical American holiday – planning, party arrangements, preparations for picnics, shopping, and rushing about – pets not only fall a prey to neglect, but also suffer serious injuries and disease. Special care needs to be taken for the health of your pets on holidays like Christmas, Easter, Independence Day, Halloween, and other days of festivity.