Is putting an extra $20 into your savings every week going to make a big difference? Just doing this small thing equates to an extra $1,040!
Changing little things everyday can add up to a large change over the course of the year… tiny tweaks made to your form make a huge difference. As a Personal Trainer, I always remind my clients that what may seem like minor changes to their form can make a huge difference over the course of the year! This could mean that you lose an extra few ten pounds, take off or put on and extra inch, or get that promotion at work just because of the extra edge!!!
Exercising efficiently can be done by isolating the muscle effectively. Turn off the muscles you are not trying to work. If you are let’s say on the bench press, you have to make sure you have your shoulders down and back to really decrease use of the shoulders and help focus on the pectorals. By making this somewhat small change to the exercise, you work your pectorals up to 40% more! When you use correct form, you only need to work that group once a week because you are working it almost 100%
Increasing the intensity of your cardio work each week, or getting outside of the comfort zone and pushing yourself could increase your confidence and self-esteem. Depending on your level, could it could also inspire you to take a 5k challenge head on!
One small nutritional change, changing from vegetable oil to canola or olive oil could mean lower cholesterol, or a few inches off your waist! Reducing your alcohol intake by one glass/pint per week, could also make a huge difference.
Think about your goals and things that you can change daily, WRITE THEM ALL DOWN, and post them on your fridge or mirror, or even inside your planner. Seeing these goals will remind you of why you do what you do every day and inspire you to think of more goals and stay on track.
Think of the small achievements as the $20, what do you think you save/lose/gain over the year?