Within the next 2.5 half weeks, millions of people around the U.S. will start to make their New Year’s resolutions. They will range from trying to quit smoking to improving bad habits to losing weight. The most predominant of the New Year’s resolutions people make is trying to lose weight. The harsh reality though, is that for the vast majority of people who set these resolutions will fail within the first 8 weeks into their “new lifestyle”. How though, can you be a 1 percenter when it comes to accomplishing your goals? I’ll give you 3 tips that you can use to get the most from your fitness program through 2017 and be successful.
HIRE A FITNESS COACH
Why go at it alone? Don’t continue to do the same things that you’ve done in the past that didn’t help you achieve your goals. You don’t have to hire a Fitness Coach long term, use a Fitness Coach for a few months, that will help you gain good habits and it will also help you spring board your results. Also a Fitness Coach will help provide specific instruction for you to be successful since they will get to know your strengths and weaknesses.
Try to find some information online pertaining to your goals, but be careful, all advice is not created equal and you don’t necessarily know the credentials of the person who is giving the advice. Try trusted sources of information like ihrsa.org, nasm.org, ace.org and of course our blog here.
CREATE GOOD HABITS
I know what you’re going to say, if I could create good habits then I wouldn’t need to seek the advice on this blog. The habits that we want to encourage you to develop have more to do with mindset and environment than fitness programming. If you want to truly have a successful year where you accomplish everything you’ve set for yourself to accomplish then you have to adjust how you think about your life and habits in general. You have to be willing to turn bad days into good days, you have to be willing to forgive yourself if you fail and you will fail. You have to be willing to look to the end goal and the future with positivity knowing that if you stick to your plan you will accomplish your goals. Accomplishing a big goals is really about doing all of the little things in between starting and finishing. Waking up every day 15-30 mins earlier to get a head start on your exercise or your day. You have to also shape your environment into what you need it to be to promote your goals. This may include changing your social circle to include those who will help you promote good habits and who are encouraging. Turn your home and desk into a place where you can thrive by creating order and organizing yourself so you don’t feel overwhelmed by the clutter and mess. These good habits will hands down have the biggest affect on you accomplishing your goals.
Your mom was right when she said you can do or be anything you want to as long as you put your mind to it, but what I will add to that is, put your mind to and plan to. Stick to your plan, take action and advance yourself forward everyday. Overall be proud that you took the step to getting better and becoming a better version of yourself.
Here’s to your success in the new year,