Ready, get set, GO!
It’s the New Year, so let’s head to the gym, hire a personal trainer, and throw away all of the junk food. Whoa! Not so quickly if you are really interested in long term success.
I am sure you know the statistics. About 92% of New Years’ resolutions fail (most of those by mid-February). I don’t believe there is anything special about a New Years and failing at resolutions. I believe we fail not because of the time of year but because we fail to assess our readiness to take on the journey.
Getting stronger, eating better, and improving your stamina involve a lot more than setting a goal and going for it. It means learning what to do and what works for you. It also involves taking responsibility for directing your behavior and staying the course. Are you ready for this?
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Knowing how ready you are helps you be successful and stick with it
I remember one of my very first personal training clients who wanted to lose 50 pounds. She was very passionate about her goal. But achieving that goal became less attractive as she learned more about the changes necessary to reach it. Try as she would to stick with it, she had a hard time staying motivated. It wasn’t that she was against the activities required to lose weight, she just had a hard time grasping the amount of change that needed to occur in her life. She hadn’t really considered the changes to her schedule and how she socialized. In the end, she gave up.
Think about readiness as a combination of knowledge and motivation.
The higher you score yourself on these factors, the more ready you are for the journey. The lower your score, the less ready you are to jump in and do it on your own. It doesn’t matter if you are highly ready or not. You can be successful no matter where you land on the scale. The key is to understand how ready you are so you can organize your time, resources, and determination in order to be successful.
Being less ready means looking for ways to boost your confidence, motivation, and know-how.
If you find yourself on the lower end of the scale, look for ways to boost your knowledge, understanding, and confidence. Personal trainers, nutrition coaches, dietitians are valuable resources to those less ready. They can provide specific direction on how to exercise and what to eat. And they will provide a high level of accountability. Fitness and nutrition classes are also great ways to learn what to do and how to do it.
Even with a proven track record of ability and results, you may do best with someone to push you and help you bring your “A” game. You could be someone who does best with a coach. Or you could be like many people who get thrown off track with life events and struggle to get your “mojo” back.
Whatever you do, find a resource who will help you where you need it the most.
Whether you need more know-how, want better understanding, or could use an expert cheering you on, start small and be prepared to show up and do the work.
Create more fitness in your life this year! With our help, you will be ready to be strong, healthy and fit!
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Strand Fitness is a personal training studio in Downtown Wheaton, serving Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Winfield, & Chicago Western Suburbs. To learn more about how Strand Fitness can help you reach your fitness goals, contact Pam (630-653-8152) and schedule your free fitness consultation.
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