4 Quick Tips to Make Those New Years Fitness Goals a Reality

As with every year, today is the day that we make those New Year’s resolutions that we somehow always find a way to NOT stick to.  If you want to stick to those healthy resolutions this year here are a few helpful tips that I want you to keep in mind:

  1. Set goals and give those goals a set timeline.  Goals without a set timeline usually fall through the cracks.  Write them down on a 3X5 index card and review them 3 times a day.
  2. Have a plan…. and a backup plan to help you stay on track and move towards your goals. (We’ll talk more about what should go into this plan in later posts but let’s just assume that proper nutrition and exercise will be a big part of that plan.)
  3. Follow through.  A plan is only as good as the paper it is written on.  You have to make the time and be committed to make your goals a reality.  Find a way to hold yourself accountable.  Get an accountability partner or someone to help you stick with your plan.
  4. See yourself succeeding!  So often we start our fitness related New Year’s resolutions with the thought in the back of our minds of how we “have never been able to do it and we probably won’t succeed this year.”  As I explained to a good friend and client the other day, this is almost like conceding to failure before you even start.  I then said to her, “you know it’s funny, we usually don’t quit college before the first day of class, or our job on the first day and we usually don’t walk out on first dates within the first few minutes even if it’s a horrible date.”  “So why do we bring doubt into something that matters so much to us?”  Spend a few minutes everyday envisioning what it would be like to hit your New Years fitness resolution goals.

If you keep that picture of successfully reaching your goal in mind, have a plan and follow through then you’ll be in great shape before you know it.

Happy New Year and I look forward to helping many of you reach to your fitness goals!

About Kelvin Gary

Florida native and NYC based Personal Trainer Kelvin Gary looks to help motivate, inspire and inform those looking to better their lives through fitness and healthy living.

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