WOW ,another year that just flew by.
While it still remains challenging for many to get back into the swing of things; especially when it comes to their health and fitness. Now is a perfect time to start making some steps in the right direction.
Remember Progress > Perfection.
With 17 years experience in the health and fitness industry, I can tell you that New Year’s resolutions fail for three main reasons.
Those reasons are a lack of a plan, a lack of patience, and a lack of consistency.
Follow these 3 simple steps to help you stay on track and motivated toward your goals in 2023.
Make a Plan.
Accountability is key. It is always harder going at something alone. Find a fitness program. Make sure that it is being lead by experienced and credible trainer or coach to help you set a plan of action based on your goals and current fitness level.
I get it. People want a quick fix–instant gratification, but I am here to tell you that does not exist. At least not if you’re looking for long-term results. Usually, when people do not see results right away, they mentally give up. Incorrectly, they assume that their hard work isn’t paying off.
Trust me when I say this: it is paying off. Make sure you set smaller goals that help you lead up to your long term goals. This approach will help keep you focused and more accomplished along the way. Trust the process.
ABC = Always Be Consistent.
I learned this a long time ago from world renowned coach, Martin Rooney. He said, “a little, a lot is always going to be GREATER than a lot, a little.” Sounds, confusing, right? It’s not.
What that means is simply this; If you just do a little bit of something all the time, that will always be more effective long-term than if you do a lot of something, but only a little bit of time.
For example, if you only have 30 minutes a day to workout, but you work out for 30 minutes and 5 times a week, you will see more long-term and consistent results than if you worked out for 2 hours just once a week.
In the same respect, if you make small positive changes to your eating habits, and you stick with those little changes everyday for 3 months, you will see more results than if you ate really healthy all-day but only for 4 days a month.
Make Sense, right?
Look, fitness is a long-term lifestyle. If you stick with it, you’ll achieve great feats–things you never thought you could. But beware, there will be plenty of obstacles along the way.
I would love to hear some of your goals for this upcoming year and where you see yourself a year from now?
Let me know.
Here is to an Happy, Healthy, and Successful New Year.