How To Do The New Year Right.

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We’ve been here before.

With the New Year looming we’re sitting here doing two things – fondly (or not-so-fondly) looking back on the past year… and planning the next. We know what happens next though – things don’t go as planned. If they did… we wouldn’t be making “New Year’s Resolutions”… would we? So how about this time… we do the new year right?

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There’s a few things to fix, here…

I’m sorry to say, it’s not just the usual “things fall apart” situation that we need to address if we’re going to “do the New Year right”. We have the potential for a truly amazing year… but only if we really take a good hard look at the usual course of things. So, rather than my usual long, preachy New Year’s blog post… I’m simply going to make a few requests (and expand on this in the podcast):

1. Understand what a “New Year’s Resolution” really is.

If you have any hope of making positive change, you need to understand what it means to “resolve” to do something. Seriously, no snark here… look it up and try to truly grasp the gravity of it.

2. Be kind to the newbies as they fill our gyms.

We all know the gym is about to get crowded. Know what I say? GOOD! I am THRILLED these people are getting to the gym and attempting to do something to help improve their health and fitness. As far as I’m concerned, someone who joins the gym in January is no different from someone who does it in July or October. We all need a kick in the pants to get going, right? So what if theirs was the “new year”? We were all new once – cut them some slack. Be a good neighbor, be helpful, be kind, but at the very least… try to SMILE and make them feel welcome, k?

3. Mind your nutrition.

Getting to the gym and exercising is NOT the silver bullet for losing weight – it’s not a cure-all. I have said this many times, and I’ll say it many more – nutrition is the majority of the battle. Fitness is important too, of course – don’t get me wrong. I mean to stress the importance of nutrition because, simply put, the worse your diet and nutrition habits are… the harder it is to exercise it away. Make sure you know how much you should be eating based on your particular situation… and make good choices.

4. Set appropriate goals… and takes steps to actually achieve them.

Setting goals is a great thing to do. Setting goals gives you direction and something to work towards. It’s important, however, to set APPROPRIATE goals. Be sure your goals aren’t so safe as to make them devoid of challenge – if you don’t have to work for it, it won’t be satisfying when you achieve it. Likewise, ensure they’re REASONABLE such that, albeit with some real work and determination, you can, in fact, achieve them.

Then, of course, you’ve got to take steps to actually achieve those goals! Goals are worthless if you don’t work hard and strive to achieve them. Know yourself and do what you have to do in order to ensure you adhere to the plan and reach those goals!

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What’s in this episode:

  • We talk cold, the holidays coming to an end, and the New Year!
  • We talk about what a “new year’s resolution really is”
  • How we’ve been doin some people wrong
  • And things to think about as we move into the new year

Interested in working with Darrell?

If you don’t live in Attleboro, or don’t have an Anytime Fitness near you… consider working with Darrell anyway! Darrell is accepting Virtual Training Clients – it’s about as close as you can get to working with him one-on-one in person without actually BEING in person. If you’re ready to make a change and have it stick, e-mail Darrell@SoTHISIsFitness.com for more details.

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