Ok so it’s January! A New Year. YEOW 2017 is THE Year! Your pumped, you’ve given yourself the pep talk and your already picturing yourself in your new outfit, turning heads and receiving numerous complements from friends about your new found figure.
You even Allowed yourself to have those extra few drinks and desserts over Xmas and new year because your just KNEW that once 12:01 new years day ticked over everything was going to change for the better and change for the healthier
So why is it that most people on that New Year health kick lose the motivation somewhere between Jan 1st and Feb 1st.
Right now you’re probably in your active stage, you still have your motivation, so it is SUPER IMPORTANT that you stick with it.
Follow these tips to make sure you stick to your new years Resolution.
Set Measurable Goals
Its not enough to just say I want 2017 to be my healthy year. You need to be able to gauge weather or not you are on track. If you have a weight loss goal, write down the number and set yourself targets.
Its not enough to just say I want to be fitter. How do you know you aren’t fit. What is it that you cant do now that you want to be able to do. It could be as simple as take the stairs at work in one charge without shortness of breath. It could be running 5km. It could be entering a triathlon. If you don’t set the goal out to begin with you wont know how to train for it and you wont know if you are ever on track to achieving it.
Be honest with yourself, in most circumstances it has taken years of rationalizing poor nutrition choices and inactivity that has led to weight gain and lack of fitness. You can’t expect everything to turn around in a month or 2.
Even Slow progress is still progress. Too many people quit their New Year resolution because they feel that it isn’t working and they fall back to their old habits. The only certainty that you do know is that your old habits are working against you. Be happy with any progress you make
Look at the BIGGER Picture
The most common way for people to attack a new year resolution of ‘becoming healthier’ and ‘losing weight’ is to fix a little bit of column A (Exercise) and a little bit of column B (Nutrition) While this may be enough to work its often not the only two things that have lead to your decline in health over the years. Its time to look at the overall picture here.
Address Stress, Get more Sleep, do something each day that makes you happy, Spend more time with family and friends, Get out in the sun. This may seem like hocus-pocus kind of stuff but I guarantee you that when you are less Stressed, well rested and Happier you will lose weight and reshape your body FASTER.
Ask for Help
If you are overwhelmed by the magnitude of your situation, if you would love nothing more than to be able to be fitter, healthier and happier, however you just don’t know where to start, ASK FOR HELP. Find a training buddy. If you cant find one, Find a trainer. Time is precious people; don’t let another year go by without getting your arse into gear.
The most common thing we hear from the people we have helped is ‘why didn’t I do it sooner.’ We have helped even the biggest exercise cynics become dead set fanatics. Everything will happen so much faster if you are training and eating in line with the overall goal you are trying to achieve.
Don’t compare yourself to others
You have to realize that everyone is different. Not everyone will lose weight at the same speed or build strength at the same rate. If you went through a transformation several years earlier it would even be wrong to compare yourself to the younger you. As you get older things can happen a little slower. Stick to course and don’t be let down if others are progressing faster. If you are giving it your all and are making progress then it is happening as quickly as it is meant to
This is very important. You need to acknowledge your achievements. Allow yourself rewards along the way. Be sensible. Don’t reward yourself for losing 5 kilos by having a big boozy dinner out. Rather buy yourself that new outfit that you have been wanting. Or even better take yourself on an outing or active experience that you have always wanted to do.
Don’t be in a rush
This is one of the most important points I can make. If you try to rush things you will make the mistake of following an unmanageable path. It is true you will lose weight quickly if you starve yourself and exercise like an athlete. However, by trying to rush it you will also rush yourself into break down. What’s the point in being lighter if you are more miserable? If you over train and under eat in order to get fit quickly, you will be a lethargic, moody zombie and no one will want to hang out with you. Trust me I’ve been there.
Slow and steady wins this race. Between 400g – 1kg of weight loss per week is a healthy amount to lose. What’s more, it’s maintainable
I hope this helps you wrap your head around what it takes to succeed in your New Year Resolution to become fitter and healthier. It really is so much more than just eating better and exercising more. While these are the catalysts of a healthier living you have to ask yourself, if it was as simple as that, why haven’t you succeeded before? Take control of your mindset, set yourself a plan, be realistic and don’t be in a rush. Most importantly if you are unsure of what you are doing or you lack the motivation, seek advice from those who live for it.
If you are lacking the motivation or are a little overwhelmed by the different training and nutrition information out there, or simply just don’t know where to start, feel free to get in contact with the team at Trifusion Fitness. We have all of your training, Nutrition and Motivation sorted.
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Good luck and we hope you have the Healthiest 2017