Do you set New Year’s resolutions?
It isn’t the only time we should set short & long term goals for ourselves but for some reason it is the ultimate motivator for people to make BIG CHANGES for the NEW YEAR.
As a trainer, I always ask my clients what their resolutions and goals are. I like hearing their goals and I remind them to make goals that are small and attainable so they can set themselves up for success. For example: losing 4% of body fat in 2 months, or to be able to perform 10 consecutive full body pushups in 8 weeks.
The typical resolutions are:
I want to lose 10 pounds
and I am going to eat healthy the whole month of January.
While those are great, I think being more specific helps you to stick to your resolutions.
How to stick with your New Year’s Resolutions:
- Choose a few small goals that you are willing to work at all year long.
- BE SPECIFIC and detailed.
- Write down your goals on paper, with a comment on how you will achieve your goal.
- If your goal is related to weight loss or fitness, share it with friends and family members so you have a support system.
- Post it on your fridge or bulletin board as a constant daily reminder.
- Keep in mind, you can do anything you put your mind to!!
**Remember to choose goals that you are willing to work at day after day and not just give up after the first 2 weeks in January**
Here are a couple of my small New Years resolutions.
#1 I would like to be able to complete 5 consecutive pull-ups by the summer. My left shoulder is still weak so I am up for a strength challenge and I think this is perfect!! I am motivated and have already started to practice.
I will focus each week on increasing my weights with my back and upper body exercises.
#2 I would also like to work on laughing off the small things. Usually I am pretty good at that, but I can still work on it and I will keep it in the back of my mind when Ava squeezes her food pouches all over the rug and couches!
It’s time for you to think about your resolutions and share them with me!!
What is your new year’s resolution?
Do you think you can stick to it?