Eat, drink but be wary of Resolutions!

New_Year_ResolutionsYou’d think that December would be the worst month of the year for a Fitness Professional!

I mean, most people switch off from fitness in December because they’re just too busy partying, buying presents, visiting family and friends etc.

Popping down to the local gym or health centre is most likely the last thing on their mind.

But why?

Why is that the general pattern in December?

If you work in the fitness profession, you may as well take a whole month’s vacation (oops, getting all American for some reason!).

We can’t wait for January when we get inundated with people wanting to lose weight and get fit.

Of course, people make health and fitness their number one priority in January.

It is the number one New Year’s Resolution!

When we get towards the end of December, we reflect on the past year and set our New Year’s Resolutions. We look back on our past Resolutions only to find…

…they just didn’t work!!!

Maybe you disagree and tell me that they do work and that we should make Resolutions. But ask yourself, did your 2014 Resolutions come true?

The worst thing about ‘Resolutions’ though is that they make us feel like we have accomplished something just because we have ‘resolved’ to do it.

But RESOLVING to do something and actually DOING SOMETHING are two very different things!!

So what do I suggest you do?

Instead of making another Resolution that you know you won’t keep, do this instead…

STEP 1: Set a BIG goal for yourself for 2016…something so big and exciting that it can’t help but get you out of bed each morning. It’s a fact: Most people drastically overestimate what they can accomplish in a week, but they drastically underestimate what they can accomplish in a year, so come up with something really big you want to accomplish in 2016 and write it down.

STEP 2: Make a 12 month plan. Once you’ve established your big goal, break down the actions needed to accomplish that goal into monthly chunks. We all know that life gets in the way, so decide on one or two things you can accomplish by the end of each month and commit to incorporating it into your daily and weekly task list.

That’s it! Simple isn’t it.

Why not make that BIG goal a health and fitness goal?

For example, your 2016 BIG goal could be to run your first 10k or to be in great shape for a wedding.

Take the latter and you want to look and feel great for a wedding – whether it’s your wedding or a friend’s wedding.

So how will you achieve it? What actions will you take to make it happen?

Your weekly task list may include a regular exercise routine – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings for example. You could sign up to a gym or better still, a fitness studio to work alongside like-minded people!

You then become accountable and other people rely on your attendance.

Your trainer will help you achieve your goal. That way, you have an expert on board so you’re not alone in your journey.

You may also include a healthy eating plan but maybe you don’t know where to start.

Again, having this done for you would make it so much easier to keep you on track.

So, by following a regular exercise and nutrition plan, you’re much more likely to achieve your longer term goal.

Of course, I’m here to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. That’s why I created my 28-Day Weight Training Challenge. All of the things I’ve mentioned can be achieved with the programme.

I include a nutrition plan with easy to follow meals and recipes. I have a varied class timetable to cater for most people’s availability.

I have a 100% success rate for those women who have already completed the Challenge. Of course, I can’t hold your hand on this but I can give you the accountability required to help you along.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, all of the details can be found at the following link. By the end of January, you could be well on your way to a much fitter, stronger and happier person.