5 Simple Steps to Quit Quitting – Achieve Habit Success

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By Nicole



5 Simple Steps to Help You Quit Quitting & Achieve Consistent Habit Success

We all have goals we want to achieve in terms of our health and fitness. But how often do we find ourselves falling short, quitting early, or struggling to maintain the habits we started? It happens to us all.

Whether it's a workout routine, a new eating plan, or self-care practices, it can sometimes feel like we are fighting an uphill battle, especially when life always seems so intent on getting in the way.

Here's a method that can help you stay on track and achieve your goals with greater ease. Are you ready to make steady progress without getting bogged down by perfectionism or setbacks?

Watch this video training where we dive into five simple steps you can use help you achieve your goals and stop quitting your habits. Here's a quick recap of each of the steps to help you to get started:

Step 1: DEFINE The Goal

The first step is to define your specific goal and the targeted habits and action steps you plan to take to get there. For instance if you have a goal to exercise more, what does "more" look like to you? What type of exercise? How many days this week? For how long?

"I want to go for a 20 minute walk on my lunch break each day during my work week," or ""I want to do a 30 minute home workout three days per week" are both great examples. They're very specific, and something that you can define as being a goal you want to achieve.

So begin by defining what it is you're actually working on. What is the specific goal? What clear habits and actions will you take towards that this week? This month?

Define and get specific, because if you don't know exactly what it is you're working on, you're not going to get there.


Those defined actions and habits from Step 1? Put them in your calendar. Because what gets scheduled gets done.

Take a look at your calendar. If what you see are appointments related to everyone and everything else in your life and you're not seeing YOU in your calendar, you are not making yourself enough of a priority. And guess what? Everything and everyone will come first.

Schedule those habits into your calendar and treat them like any important appointment. If your goal is to exercise more, schedule the specific times you will work out.

Make sure to prioritize self-care in your calendar, like exercise, meal planning and rest days. By making appointments for yourself, you're more likely to stick to those habits.

Step 3: ASSESS (and tweak if necessary)

The third step is to assess your schedule and make necessary tweaks.

Look at the habits and actions you've just placed on your calendar and evaluate whether that schedule looks doable in reality, considering your other responsibilities this week. If you're not confident you can follow through and execute on those actions with at least 80% success, it may need to be adjusted.

You should be able to look at your schedule and say "YES! I can do this!" Set yourself up for success.

Step 4: PLAN B

The fourth step is to have a plan B in place for when disruptions occur. Unexpected events and obstacles are bound to happen, so it's important to plan ahead.

Write down and have a clear understanding of what your plan B is for various situations. If you get stuck in traffic and don't have time to cook that healthy dinner you'd planned... What's Plan B? If rain washes out your lunch break walk... What's Plan B?

Obstacles are frustrating and inevitable, but don't need to be the cause of a total derailment. Being prepared with a Plan B will help you stay on track with your habits and goals.

Step 5: REVIEW (and repeat)

The fifth step is to review your progress each week. Ask yourself these questions:

  • What went well? And celebrate all the big and small wins!
  • What didn't go so well?
  • Was I able to execute and follow through on my plan at least 80% of the time? Yes or no?
  • If not, what stopped me?
  • What can I do to prevent that from happening next week?

And then repeat the whole process for the next week ahead. DEFINE what your specific habit goals are. SCHEDULE them. ASSESS if the plan looks achievable with at least 80% success and tweak it if necessary. Formulate your PLAN B's and then REVIEW when the week is over.

Repeating this process consistently will lead to success. You'll be well on your way to creating solid healthy habits and self care routines, achieving your goals and living your healthiest and happiest possible life.

How will you use this method to help you stay on track? I'd love to see your insights in the comments below.

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I help women 40 and up get fit, lose weight and feel strong and confident in their skin again with a doable approach to fitness through mid-life, menopause and beyond. You deserve to have a body AND a life you love. I can help.

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