7 steps to achieving your goals

1. Set realistic goals
Some goals are unrealistic and will only set you up for disappointment like, I want to lose 10kg in a month. The problem is when you don’t achieve them you feel unmotivated. Setting smaller, more realistic goals is much more effective and will help you to stay on track and reach your finish line. When you set goals in stages and celebrate every positive step you take along the way, you’re more likely to reach your ultimate goal.

2. Write them down
Accountability is key to success. Write down your goals and post them somewhere visible in your home. Reading your goals everyday will motivate you to stay on track and remind you to keep going.

3. Surround yourself with positive people
It’s easier to achieve your goals with support from others. Start training with a friend or get your kids or partner involved in your healthy cooking. Surrounding yourself with loved ones will make you feel as though you’re not alone and you’ll have a great time doing it.

4. Find out the best nutrition and fitness plan just for you
Did you know that your genes actually determine how your body processes foods and how it retains fat? Our nutrition and fitness test can tell you exactly what foods and exercises are best for you based on your DNA.

5. Order your myDNA test online
It’s so easy. Order your test online today and get everything you need to get started. All it takes is a simple cheek swab. You then post it back to us in a reply-paid envelope and we analyse your results. You report can be accessed online anytime and your results will have lifelong relevance.

6. Preparation is key
It might seem hard to carve out the time to prep your meals, but it’ll save you lots of time and money! Having your meals and snacks ready to go will help you to avoid temptation. Meal prep for the week can all be done in an afternoon and it’s an important step that will help you stay on track.

7. Track your progress
Now that you’re taking steps towards your goals, it’s time to track your progress. When you track your progress and achieve small realistic goals, you’ll be able to look back and see how far you’ve come. Your progress tracker is available in the myDNA Explore portal so get online and start recording your progress today.