January 20, 2018
Tips to Keep New Years Resolution Going Strong
By Geo Chang, personal trainer
Whatever the resolution is, you need to have a game plan to be successful. It’s no secret that most New Year’s resolutions fail, and often this failure can be attributed to not having a solid game plan. Here are tips you can put to use to make sure this is year you succeed!
1 Set Deadlines
A huge problem is that there aren’t deadlines. A goal is only so good as you reaching it, but if there’s no deadline in place, what’s pushing you forward?
Set a specific date that will keep you accountable. Make it realistic, but at the same time firm!
2 Don’t spread yourself thin
Another issue people face with their resolutions is they spread themselves too thin and try to accomplish a little more than they can handle. Want to improve your fitness level? Great. Want to improve your career? That’s awesome. Just don’t try and do it all at once.
You don’t want to overload yourself and become overwhelmed and get nowhere. Focus on one task at a time, and move on to the next!
3 Tell someone!
Rather than keeping your resolution a secret, open up and tell a friend about it. Not only will this person support your efforts, but hold you accountable too!
Imagine yourself at your end-state. What you will look like , how you will feel, the joy that thing brings you. Visualize how others will act around you, how it will impact your day to day life.
having this vivid mental picture in the back of your mind can be very powerful and can motivate you when you’d rather skip the gym session or dig into those donuts.
5 Get Help
If your resolution puts you out of your comfort zone or involves doing something you’re not entirely sure how to do (for example, lifting weights correctly), be sure to see the professional you need before beginning.
Far too many people choose to go at it alone and start off on the wrong foot. This causes them to waste months and months of time, or even worse, getting hurt!
It may cost a bit of money upfront, but it’s money well spent if you’re serious about reaching your goal.
Reach your goals! Contact Geo today!
Bonus Fitness Tip:
All Temperature Workouts
Training and working out is a constant challenge. When it is as cold as it has been out lately, it’s an even bigger challenge to stay motivated and go to the gym. A trainer, or even workout partner can keep you motivated and accountable to make that session , regardless of what the thermometer says. Have the attitude that working out is like brushing your teeth. Whether it’s 90 degrees out, or 10 degrees out, it has got to get done!
Dress accordingly and refresh those workout playlists!