How To Keep Your New Years Resolution On Track

February 1, 2021 | Mindset

 

Most of you reading this made a New Years resolution of some sort.  Usually its something to do with your fitness whether its trying to lose weight, get more toned, having more energy, and or just feeling better for the New Year!

I'm sorry to say this but only 8% of New Years resolutions get accomplished!

So statistics are not on your side unfortunately.

People have great intentions of bettering themselves but why do so many people fail them??

For 3 reasons...

1) They make a behavior change before changing their consciousness

-People have internal beliefs and values for everything in their lives.  Let's say someone who doesn't truly believe being healthy is a priority but decides to start exercising is a recipe for disaster.  In this case, they would truly need to believe that their health is important before they start exercising.  It helps create the "why" which is simply understanding the reason for the behavior in the first place because without a "why", it makes it easy to quit since humans need to have a reason behind every behavior or else that behavior will stop.

2) Setting unrealistic goals

-I'm all for thinking big when it comes to goal setting.  At the same time though, we need to look at what we have going on in our lives with our career, family, and other activities to think about what goals are actually achievable with what you have going with their life.  If the goal is unrealistic often it will lead to frustration and failure.  This is why when we are trying to set goals we should have smaller goals that will lead up to what we want to achieve with everything in consideration.  The small wins will help keep you motivated!

3) Goals aren't specific

-When you make goals, you need to be very specific with what you want.   Without being specific not only is it hard to stay motivated but also holding yourself accountable.   Being specific is key!

So if you're having trouble with your New Year's resolutions up to this point take these reasons into consideration when you're re-evaluating your fitness goals.  If you still need help, don't hesitate to reach out to me.  I'm glad to help in any way.

 

Dedicated To Your Success,

Coach Evan