It’s amazing how many people add “Get in Shape” to their list of New Year’s Resolutions, only to give up a few months later. Life tends to get in the way of your fitness goals, and the diet and exercise plans that you make on January 1st often get thrown out the door as your life gets busy. The truth is that it’s incredibly hard to get in shape, and many people just give up because it’s too much work to add into their lives.
But, why not have a different year this year? Let 2015 be the year that you reach your fitness goals! Here’s a few things you’ll need to do to reach your fitness goals this year:
This sounds bad, but it’s the truth: you can’t get in shape or lose weight properly if you’re not willing to work hard at it. You’re going to have to invest more time in yourself, and spend less time with your spouse, your kids, and even at work. You’ll have to be selfish if you want to get in shape, as it will require a lot more time working out. Of course, if you can bring your loved ones along with you, it will help you to spend time together. However, in this case, it’s the year of focusing on “YOU” and your fitness.
How badly do you want to get in shape? If you’re just tired of looking at yourself in the mirror, that desire to look better may only get you so far. The truth is that you’re going to have to want that fitness more than anything else in your life, and you’re going to have to be willing to work very, very hard at it. The cards are stacked against you, so you’ll have to want that fitness badly. Don’t just think about how good it would feel to be in shape, but think about all the work it will take to get there.
Have you ever tried to do things on your own? You’ve probably done a number of hobbies and projects around your house, and they never turned out quite right simply because you didn’t have the help or motivation needed to keep you on track. This year, get help from someone that will push you along. Start working out with your spouse, and get in shape together. Take a buddy to the gym with you, and work out with him or her to give each other the motivation to do more and push harder. Bring your kids along for that bike ride, or go hiking as a family. Hire a fitness trainer or coach to push you beyond your limits in the gym or at the track, and get help to light the fire beneath your butt as you train.
Stay Faithful and Consistent
The reason that most people fail to keep their New Years’ fitness resolutions is that they quit before they’ve made it a habit. You have to be not just faithful with your training, but consistent as well. Make sure that you’ve got a program that you can stick to, and get that training in every day. Accept no excuses in your life, as one excuse will always lead to more. Consistency is the only thing that will help you to lose weight or get in shape the proper way, and you’ll find that it’s the key to keeping up with those fitness goals you just made this year. Don’t let your New Years’ resolutions go down the drain just because of your lack of consistency.