New Years Resolution Time.
Welcome to 2016. I’m not old enough to go back through the years and know exactly when resolutions started but I do know that I remember someone in my life or myself wanting to begin some new habits at the beginning of the year, every year, and often the same goals as the previous year. Resolutions come in many shapes and sizes from changing poor lifestyle habits to professional habits, spiritual habits, etc. Name something you want to better yourself at and it can be your new years resolution.
However, year in and year out the biggest one idea that I hear about is losing weight and becoming more healthy. Let’s face it, more than 60% of adults and 30% of children are overweight or obese. We as a country have got some work to do.
But how do we go about achieving our goals? Many of us head to the nearest cheap gym and hop on the treadmill or bike for a half hour to build up a decent sweat then we call it a day. Some of us go to yoga or pilates. Some of us by better quality groceries. Some pick up the newest diet trend book. Most of us will start off with a bang, drop a few pounds. Then comes the plateau or realize the fact that food that isn’t real great for us can taste significantly better than unseasoned chicken, kale and asparagus. How do you get through that? Many will start to trail off the path starting with one meal a week that wasn’t on the plan, then a few meals a week and by April and May the goals have been abandoned.
But how many of us come up with concrete goals and a concrete plan of achieving them to begin with? Starting this week at Advantage Strength and Conditioning, a new class is starting for the busiest of people. It can be shown that 30 minutes is certainly enough time to get a good workout in (especially for beginners).
Over the next few days/weeks, we are going to be outlining the best ways for you to create and achieve your goals by changing how you view the normal New Years Resolution goal of telling a few people you want to become healthy and turning it into actually creating real goals and ways of following up on those goals.
Until then, I want you to think about some of those things that you want to achieve this year.