It’s probably not a surprise that the top New Years resolution is to lose weight, and if you’ve set foot in any gym the first week of January it would appear those Resolutionaries (one whose New Years resolution is to get in shape) are on the right track. Unfortunately, statistics show after the first month, many people lose their resolve and not the weight.
Losing weight and getting in better shape is a great goal (and one that can start anytime of the year) but what often happens with New Years resolutions is people go from 0 to 60 with no specific plan of action which quickly leads to burnout, or worse; injury. Setting a SMART goal is a great start. Applying a New Years resolution to the SMART goal formula could look like this: “I’m going to go to the gym for 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of strength training 3 times a week.” , instead of, “I’m going to workout more.” Another component to sticking with a weight loss goal is to plan for the long term and look at this as a lifestyle change, instead of simply something you’re trying out in the new year.
To help those kicking off their weight loss journey this New Years, I’m offering a discount on my larger personal training packages because I believe consistency is key. If weight loss, getting fit, or simply starting a routine is on your New Year’s resolution list, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and together we can create a plan to make your resolution stick!