New Year, New You … Right?

Can you believe that 2016 is in the books?! I feel like as I get older, the years go by faster. Anyone with me?!

Well, what is done is done. So I truly hope you all had a immensely productive year and crushed all, if not, most of your goals. But as is the case with most of us, as we reflect on another year passed, it is time to set our sights on the gift of a new year. Start strategizing on what we hope to accomplish and setting new goals.

One of the most popular New Year resolutions is getting back on your fitness grind an chiseling a new you. It can seem daunting at first. Especially since most gyms around the world include many like minded “resolutioners” trying to achieve the same goal. Below are some tips to keep you laser focused.

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Find a Buddy

Do you have another motivated friend that has similar goals to you? Well then, why not partner up and set sail towards the same goals. There is no denying that when it comes to goal setting, having someone hold you accountable is immensely beneficial. When you miss that workout because you just didn’t feel like it, you’re not only letting yourself down but you’re letting your partner down.

Sharing a vision with someone else just makes that goal that much stronger

In the words of Lars;

Find your buddy!

Invest in Yourself 

Getting your goal body back can be daunting. We don’t know where to start, what to do, how to workout, what to eat, etc. So we immediately run to the gym for 2 hours, kill ourselves and eat salads. You might get to destination, but it won’t be without some/a lot of misery.

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Why not hire a coach/trainer? Yes I know they can be expensive but can you really put a price on your life? When you factor in the amount of happiness, confidence and knowledge you’d gain, it seems like a no brainer investment.

And I don’t just mean running to the front desk of your gym and asking for a trainer. I would begin by asking friends who they’ve worked with and perhaps people in the industry who they would recommend.

We here at #Eatwheylove are happy to schedule a free consultation and figure out how we can help you.

Write Down Your Goals 

According to a study done by Gail Matthews at Dominican University, those who wrote down their goals accomplished significantly more than those who did not write down their goals.

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Everyday that you wake up, you should be writing down your goals. They should be top of mind at every moment. Make them the background image of your phone. Perhaps buy a whiteboard and hang it in an extremely visible place of your home & write those goals down. Hang a reminder at your desk. Whatever it takes. Just think about how powerful it is to have your goals in front of you at all times.

Be sure to schedule check-ins with yourself to measure your progress.

Diversify

Don’t let your fitness goal consume you. Because progress might be slow or it could even stall (check in here in case you need to restart the fat loss). So if we’re consumed/obsessed with that one goal, it can really derail our motivation.

Find other things that interest you and can add other goals to your list. Perhaps you want to read more books this year. Maybe you’ve been interested in leveling up your cooking skills. Whatever your other interests are, be sure to include them on your list. They will allow you a brief disconnect from your central goal and give you that “battery recharge” to stay focused on the task at hand.

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Hopefully you find some or all of these tips useful. And you’re as excited as I am to set some new goals and completely smash them.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and here’s to 2017 being the best year yet!

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