New year’s resolutions? Forget ’em.
I know you’re probably thinking that I’ve lost my mind – shouldn’t I be telling you the exact opposite? To make new year’s resolutions to be healthier, lose weight, etc, etc, all that jazz?
Well, of course I want you to do these things, if that’s what you want. But all I’ve seen of New Year’s resolutions is that they are set and then they are forgotten just as easily. Such a trite and easy thing to say, like, “I want to lose weight” has no lasting power. So instead of a resolution, I want you to create a goal. A goal has a little bit more intention behind it. A goal comes with small steps that you can make to get closer and closer until this goal is achieved.
A goal is specific.
- You want to lose weight – how much?
- You want to get stronger- how many more push ups do you want to do?
- You want to work out more – how many times per week and which classes?
A goal has a reason behind it.
- I want to lose weight – because I am turning 40 this year and have a trip planned and want to feel confident and happy.
- I want to get stronger – because I am getting older and want to be able to pick up my kids, grand-kids, pets, etc.
- I want to work out more – because time spent outside of the gym is generally spent drinking, spending money I don’t need to be spending, and not making me healthier.
Whatever your goal may be and whatever the reason may be, it’s time to really take a look not only at what you want to achieve, but why you want to achieve it.
Like I said, it’s so easy to say “oh yeah, this year I want to finally lose the weight.” But that’s so vague. With a resolution so over-arching, there’s no real action items you can start to check off, because there is nothing to really mark or measure your progress.
If you’re part of our 8 week challenge, we’ll go over goals with you to help you succeed as much as possible in this new year. We’ll help you choose goals and keep you accountable to reach them. We’ll take those big, vague goals and create a game plan for you, so that every week is a week closer to where you want to be when the challenge ends.
I’ll be doing the challenge with everyone starting January 5th, and I’m so excited to see what we can accomplish. To give you an example, here are my goals:
- I want to lose the belly fat I’ve been hanging on to due to my love of ice cream and all things sugar, because I have been training very hard and gotten into great shape, but I want to reach that next marker. I want to push myself to see what I’m capable of, and test my willpower when it comes to diet and nutrition.
- I want to get faster and sharper with my technique, because I want to be able to teach others from a place of experience and show them the proper form with confidence and ability.
- I want to be able to do 15 pull-ups without wanting to die, so that I can increase my strength and control my bodyweight.
What are your goals? Why do you want to accomplish them?
Let’s set them. Let’s wreck them. #wreckit