It’s that time of year when people are setting goals, making (and breaking) New Year’s resolutions and keeping their fingers crossed for a BIGGER better year than they had in 2014.
And as cheesy as the “New Year New You!” slogans might sound and as cliched as they might be…
There really is nothing bad about sitting back, reflecting and doing something to make 2015 a better year than lasts BUT you need to do something more than just reflect, think and make a note in your mind.
That’s where folk fall down and that is why they fail.
Instead of doing, they think.
Instead of acting, they talk.
Which all leads to 2015 (potentially) being the exact same as 2014.
So What’s the Solution?
It’s super-simple (like most solutions are) and there is no magic secret or push button solution.
All you got to do is Turn Up and start doing something.
Forget thinking and making a resolution to lose a stone, two stone or 5 stone in 2015.
Instead set yourself a goal to sort your diet out and eat healthy. It all starts with your eating (let’s not call it a diet) and making sure you make long term, permanent and sustainable plans that mean you lose weight and keep it off. Eating that doesn’t just help you look better it makes you perform better too. Eat good, look good and feel good!
Instead of thinking about getting to the gym four, five or six days a week just make a small commitment to getting there twice a week. Then turn it into three days and add a little walk here and there. Start with a small, simple change and then scale it.
Lastly (but arguably the most important) is social support and accountability which is why personal training is so popular. It’s not just about eating and training… it’s about eating, training, having support and someone to tell (or confess to) when you’ve eaten that bar of Dairy Milk or been a little naughty and eaten an entire pizza for desert.
Social support and accountability are perhaps two of the biggest and most neglected factors ‘we’ forget when it comes to losing weight and getting in shape.
You Must Start Now…
Losing weight and getting in the best shape of your life is simple.
Turn up, do the work and keep it consistent.
That means eating right and training right.
Keep it realistic, keep it sustainable and keep it consistent.
Procrastination is a dream killer which is one of the reasons our fitness classes and personal training sessions are so popular. You book in and you turn up. Then let the pace and energy of the class pull you along and get your body moving!
That’s the first step sorted.
The next biggie is finding social support and accountability.
Finding people (ideally a partner or spouse) who’ll get behind and help you out when times get touch, when you need to be kicked off the sofa or to stop you raiding the fridge when late night boredom sets in and you start to eat for the sake of it.
Social support and accountability are big factors. Even if you want to ‘go it alone’ find someone, even if it’s online who’ll help you out and be there for you. Fact.
And that really is it.
It’ll get you in the fittest and best looking shape of your life and it’s something our team has been doing for close to 20 years now.