Around this time of year, people plan to make huge changes to their lives. They want to achieve something new over the next 12 months, or at the very least do something differently.
Now I’m going to keep this purely in the context of health and fitness goals, so you might be wondering why I’ve chosen a picture of my partner, Charlotte.
That’s because she is my absolute rock. She is supportive, enthusiastic, and when I say “I’m going to try something new,” or, “I think this could be a great idea for work,” she always replies with,
“Go for it.”
Her constant support is what enables me to focus on the things that are most important to me; my family, my health, my work and my fitness.
So why am I telling you this?
If you’ve set a target to lose some weight this year; you might want to eat better and exercise more, then recruit your partner to help you.
Empower them by telling them what you want to achieve and how you think you’re going to do it.
If there’s something you need to change, it may be as simple as changing some items on the weekly food shop, then explain why it’s important and how it will benefit you.
Because you will need their help.
In those moments where you feel demotivated, when you’ve had a bad day or gone slightly off track, they will motivate you, support you and more often than not show you how far you’ve come.
It’s not often that we recognise our achievements, but our partners are very, very good at it.
So, get your wife, partner, fiancé, girlfriend or boyfriend involved. Tell them about your fitness, food and exercise goals this year.
Trust me, having your partner on side will keep you accountable. It’ll help you reach your goals all the more quickly and it’ll do wonders for your relationship.
If you’re a Dad looking for some guidance on fitness and nutrition please join this group.
I guarantee there’s something you won’t want to miss this week!
And to Charlotte, thank you for keeping me on track. I love you.