New Year’s Resolutions are over and we are one month into the New Year. Have you been able to stick to any of those resolutions? Your excitement, motivation,
encouragement, and inspiration may have passed you by. Maybe you have been able
to stick to one of your New Year’s Resolutions.
The Top 10 New Years Resolution for 2010 from USA.gov.
1. Lose Weight
2. Get Fit
3. Manage debt
4. Save Money
5. Get a Better JOB
6. Get a Better Education
7. Drink Less Alcohol
8. Quit Smoking NOW
9. Reduce Stress
10. Take a Trip
From the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions listed above, 5 of the 10 relates to health and wellness.
Each year 40% – 45% of adults make one or more resolutions or goals for themselves. Research shows that 75% make it past the first week, and 46% make it past 6 months. Now while a lot of people break there resolutions, statistics on New Year’s resolutions show that setting goals for yourself is still good because you are 10 times more likely to attain your goal, rather than people who don’t explicitly make goals.
When you hear that people are 10 times more likely to reach their goals if they have a set goal in mind than those who don’t set a goal, does this inspire you to set a goal?. So what are the steps to truly sticking to your New Year’s Resolution? This health and fitness article can help you start, stick and stay on track to help you reach your weight loss and fitness goals.
4 Ways To Achieve You New Years Resolutions
1. Have a goal
2. Have a PLAN
3. Have some kind of Accountability
4. Have a “Why”
As you just read in the previous paragraph, the first key to achieving weight loss and fitness results is to set the goal. Personal Trainers and fitness boot camp instructors always ask what their client’s health and fitness goals are. Fitness trainers can ask and they can write it down for their own records but the client is the one that needs to have the goal or goals written down where they can see regularly. Have your goal or goals written so you can see it daily. Put it on the dashboard of your car, in your bathroom, at your desk at work, or anywhere else that will help remind you of your goal you are shooting for. typical goal would be to lose weight, tone up, or get healthier. As you set your weight loss and fitness goals, you want to come up with a tangible goal. You want a number and a goal to shoot for. An example would be “I want to lose 5 pounds in 30 days and 30 pounds in six months.” An example of being healthier is “I want to reduce
my cholesterol and blood pressure medicine.”
The seconds step is to come up with a game plan to help you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals. If your goal is to lose 5 pounds in the first thirty days you will need to know how you are going to achieve this goal. This is one reason why many people look to a personal trainer, boot camp trainer, nutritionist, or even doctors to help them. If hiring someone is not an option, you will have to have some steps you will need to take to reach your goal. Learning about nutrition and exercise will be one thing you will need to do to help you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals. Learning what nutritious
foods you should be eating and when you should eat is something you must learn in order to reach your goal. Having a good nutrition plan will make the process much easier and allow you to reach your goals faster. How many resistance training workouts you will get in each week and how many cardio workouts you will get in will be another step you must put down in order to help with your game plan. Having an accountability calendar with what you need to do daily, weekly, and month will help you stay on course. Having a step by step plan will help you achieve your goal and help you stay on course.
The third step in achieving your weight loss and fitness goal would be to stay accountable to your goal. Accountability can go a long way when someone is trying to reach a health and fitness goal. There are a few things you can do that can help you stay accountable to following the program and not giving up. One thing you can do is to get a partner that is looking to achieve the same goals you are looking for to join you. Not only will you both motivate each other when you don’t want to continue, but you will also help inspire each other as you get one step closer to your goal. Another great idea is to get a group to all start at the same time. Group programs are really popular. Fitness boot camps are so popular in the Coppell, Dallas, and are growing all across the country because they help people stay accountable to their program and goals. There are many nutrition programs that also help create group accountability. Many people this time of year turn to a personal trainer because they need extra accountability so that could be another option for you.
The final step in this process is probably the most important step. You are going to have to come up with “why” you are trying to reach that goal or goals. The “why” can be more important because that is going to help motivate you those days when you just do not feel like doing anything. An example would be saying you want to lose 5 pounds so you can fit into your Spring Break swimsuit. Your why has to be big and should be the reason why you are trying to reach your goal. Another example would be wanting to reduce or get off all your medications. Your why may be being able to save the $50 or $100 a month you are spending on medications. Maybe you want to get healthier to be able to play more with your kids and have more energy to play with your kids when you get home from work. You need to have a picture with your kids with you and put your goal on that picture so you know why you are trying to get healthier.
All these steps will help you reach your New Year’s Resolutions in no time. The key is to follow them and stay consistent. Everyone will have their moments when they take a break or just have a day when they stop altogether. Having a big “why” will help you get back on track the next day. Having a goal written down, having a plan, having some kind of accountability, and having a “why” will allow you to start, stick and stay on your New Year’s Resolutions. Get You In Shape’s programs include the Get You In Shape Boot Camp (Dallas and Coppell), 40
Day Challenge, sports specific training, weight loss programs, Corporate wellness plans, nutrition plans,
core fitness training, strength training, toning and more. Clients include athletes (golf, basketball, tennis, football, track, baseball, baseball, volleyball, and softball) corporate executives, professionals, weekend warriors, cheerleaders, dancers, models, stay at home moms, and anyone looking for results.
Owner Brad Linder, has been featured in numerous newspapers and even as the fitness expert
on the news 8 (ABC). He continues to use the gifts that he has been given to help serve the needs others have when it come to being healthy, losing weight, sports, toning up, and overall fitness.
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