It has been a very long festive season here in Hanoi. Starting with Christmas and International New Year and finally celebrating Tet as highlight of the year. It is important to sometimes allow yourself a bit of indulging, especially during that time of the year, but now it is time to get back on track, back to your workout and back to a healthier lifestyle.
When setting your goals for the new year make sure you are not getting trapped by making common mistakes, always remember following:
- Don’t set a goal for weight loss or muscle gain that is unrealistic to be reached in the desired time frame
- Don’t set yourself a goal of workout sessions per week that is too high to be reached on a regular base
- Don’t plan to change your whole diet and nutrition all at once, the likelihood to quit or fall back to former behaviors is much higher in that case, rather change to an healthier nutrition in small gradual steps
MAKE SURE YOUR PLANNING AND GOAL SETTING IS ALWAYS ACHIEVABLE AND REALISTIC, BOTH IN TERMS OF TIME FRAME AND VOLUME.