Sometimes the New Year can be a mixed blessing. Everyone is setting their resolutions, which seem to fade away in a few weeks. Feelings of frustration, failure, fatigue, and finally loss of motivation seem inevitable. So here is my suggestions to success:
Don’t make resolutions! Instead, let’s set a loose fitting goal. Let’s create a goal that is doable, but not so far out in space that it’s impossible to achieve. “I will sign up for a class that sounds interesting and I will commit to attending 2 days per week.” This is achievable .
Put it on your calendar. If it’s not on my calendar, it will not get done. I put everything on my calendar and I set alarms for the important things. There are lots of calendar options out there, so find a simple one or a simple app on your phone to remind you to get up and do your goal today.
Don’t beat yourself up if you take a little break. Remember, all you did was set a goal. That’s doesn’t mean you have to make yourself crazy when you skip a day, or you forget to schedule it into your schedule.
Give yourself rewards for achieving your goals. I enter my participants into a drawing for a each month for attendance. This is, of course, to entice you to attend often so you get your name in the drawing, but couldn’t you set up a prize for yourself? Get a pedicure or massage for achieving your goal this month.
So, here is my goal for this year: lift weights 2 days per week. This is something that I really need to get back into and I push it to the bottom of my list because I much prefer cardio anything, to lifting.
Email me your goal today and let’s help each other become our better selves!