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6 Tips To Create Your Spring Fitness Plan

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It’s the very depths of Winter. You’re sporting a moon tan and dreaming of long Summer days and hot Summer nights. You long for mangos and ice-cream and sand that’s too hot to walk on, of light flowy dresses and sandals, of popsicle coloured toes.

It might seem like a lifetime away, but we promise it will be here before you know it! And to get you on track to living a fit, healthy and happy life, we’ve checked in with expert trainer Nick Thorogood from Yoga XTC on how to get out of your Winter slump and sail into Summer.

Want to hear more from Nick on how you can create a fitness plan for Spring? Come along to our third free Winter Wellness Series talk at Lululemon Prahran this Thursday. Click here to register.

1. Create a vision - always start with the end in mind
Clear space, light a candle, get comfortable. Take five minutes to close your eyes and imagine yourself in three months time, out in nature somewhere. Are you at a beach, in the mountains, cycling around the city? What are you wearing, how are you feeling? What do you eat for lunch? What are you most excited about? What makes you feel happiest? Go into detail. Then write or draw those feelings down. If you have time, trawl through old magazines for pictures and create a collage that you can put on your fridge.

2. Define areas of life that you’d love to work on
Create some real goals starting with fitness (it’s tangible), then move into areas of health and happiness.
- Make your goals SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely)
- Attach a specific by-when (due date) to each goal
- Write them in the present tense (as though you already have them) - this will induce the law of attraction and trigger your subconscious to think next level


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3. Break down your goals into an action plan
- Consider the major deliverables for each goal and what mini milestones need to be reached so you can achieve your goal.
- Next think about minor deliverables, the small steps in between the ‘work’.
- Estimate the resources you need to hit these major and minor deliverables. Time, energy, money, help from family/friends/mentors are all relevant here.
- Consider possible roadblocks and hurdles and identify your contingency plan (if this happens, then I’ll do this).

4. Choose one action from each goal you’ve set and START today.
Taking the first step is the hardest part! However small, just make sure you do one thing and we promise once you start, the next steps will get easier and easier.

5. Practice gratitude for your goals as though you’ve already achieved them.
Find a gratitude ritual that works for you which could be a reminder on your phone, a journal, a rock or something that you hold before you go to sleep, and commit to doing this everyday. Gratitude is the path to joy and happiness.

6. Don’t forget to celebrate!
This step is often overlooked as we reach for the next goal. Make a point of rewarding yourself for completing your goals.


Want to hear more from Nick on how you can create a fitness plan for Spring? Come along to our third free Winter Wellness Series talk at Lululemon Prahran this Thursday. Click here to register.


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