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Where's Your New Years Resolution?

Updated on May 5, 2016

What's Yours?

So often, individuals have the greatest of intentions. Slipping back into old ways come easier than the intentions coming to long term fruition. The problem is this: If you are a sugar addict (fill in the blank to any addiction) today, simply because a new day arises does not mean you will stop having these cravings. Long term habits have been formed. Without a long term, clear and concise plan, your #NewYearsResolution is doomed before the thought of resolution ever began.

Think about it, how many New Years Resolutions have you made in the past and how many have you stuck to? You are 30 and stuck to 30? You are 60 and stuck to 60? You are 120 and stuck to 120?!?!? This is phenomenal! You are a true inspiration to us all!!! Okay, let's get real about it then. Most people choose weight loss as their #NewYearsResolution. New enrollment in gym memberships are the highest in January and the biggest drop off is in February. People who fail to plan, plan to fail.

A #NewYearsResolution can be such a wonderful idea and concept. It is an opportunity for you to make a positive change in your life that can bring new happiness and a greater sense of self. Without following through indefinitely, a counter effect is possible.

A #NewYearsResolution is a goal. Goals are most often accomplished when you take proper steps to accomplish it. The goal should be attainable. Are you looking to lose 100 lbs. today or over the next year? If you say today, think again silly. The goal should be objective. You need to be able to measure your progress. With weight, body fat, a PR in a race, etc.; these are measurable goals. Write it down. People who write down their goals seem to stick to them more. Put the paper in a place you see each day to remind you what you are aiming for. Then plan. How will you do this? Are you going to exercise? If so, what will you do for exercise and what will you do to motivate you on those cold and rainy days where you stayed up too late the night before? It's far easier to roll over the next morning than to get to the gym or the park. Remember what I said, failing to plan is planning to fail.

An example of a goal (using weight loss for example), may read like this: I will lose 30 lbs in 30 weeks by eliminating sugar and processed flour from my diet and walking around the neighborhood for 60 minutes each day at a comfortable pace.

Another goal example (using a PR for example), may read like this: I will run a sub 17 minute 5k in six months by increasing my speed work by one extra day per week. (Then I would write in my training journal my speed program that is realistic and not counterproductive).

Happiness is the ultimate motivation. At the end of the day, can you be happy with a little pudge in your belly? Is it the end of the world? Why are you truly looking to make a change in your life? Is it for you? Why? Is it for someone else? If so, why? There are certain goals that you may have for someone else that are not attainable because they do not make you happy.

-James Goetz (New Jersey)

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Did you fail at a #NewYearsResolution in 2016 or feel yourself teetering? It's most likely because you have failed to plan and thus have inadvertently planned to fail.


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Embrace who you are. Know that you have the power to change anything in your life by taking the first step and doing something about it. A #NewYearsResolution does not have to begin on January 1st or only on a Monday. 365 days from the day you are reading this is one year. The best time to make wanted change is today. What are you waiting for? Stop reading this. Write your goal down. Make a plan and do it!


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