And so another year starts, much like the other, with good intentions and ambitious resolutions. I'm not one for New Year's resolutions, instead, I set myself a yearly goal and 9 times out of 10 I do achieve it. This year, however, in addition to my yearly goal, I've also decided to add a monthly health/fitness/nutrition related goal.
For January, I'm starting off with a 30 minute brisk walk, outside, every day - rain or shine! And so far, things have been going swimmingly...literally, as we've been having quite a bit of rain lately. As you can see, not a really huge goal, however, all goals will be in addition to my regular exercise regime or current diet. I plan on doing a month of no alcohol, starting every morning with a green smoothie, a month of daily 30 minute meditation etc. I'm hoping that most of these things will become habit, which would help improve my overall health and wellbeing. So, instead of trying to incorporate all at once and try to be super human for the first few weeks of January, I'm breaking it down in smaller, more manageable chunks. So keep checking in to see my progress - I'll keep posting updates.
At the start of every new year, there are plenty of articles to be found on how to stick to your resolutions or reasons why they fail. I also notice that as the week got on, the amount of joggers and walkers have started dwindeling.... especially as the weather got progressively worse. I reckon most people stick with a resolotion 4-6 weeks at best. Your body has been subjected to several years of being sedetary and unhealthy diets - it'll need a tad more than 4-6 weeks to get to where we want it to be.
But what's the key to succeeding at you resolutions or goals?
....combined with the reason why you set that goal.
As a coach, my job is to guide my clients to the ultimate reason behind their desired actions, goals and behaviours until I find what motivates them to change. Then I empower them with the necessary tools to intiate and maintain the change. We have plenty of uncoscious attitutes towards food and certain beliefs about our bodies, but the good news is that it can be changed. It takes guts, but it can be done.
So, before you hang up your gloves and give up, get in touch and make an appointment with me. This might just be the year you achieve your goal!