I’m a fitness expert and here is why I’m not saying, “New Year, New You” – Resolutions don’t lead to long term habit change.
I have been flooded with New Year, New You sponsored ads on social media for weeks. In fact, I can hardly look at social media these days between the large group fitness class ads, Instagram and Facebook business coaches promising to make you six figures, and New Year, New You/Get Back on Track ads.
Let me explain. I’m part of the fitness industry and I want you to take my private, semi-private, and small group training. What I don’t want is for you to make major life-altering fitness related resolutions. I want you incorporate movement into your life and I want you to win at your goals with success, regardless of the calendar month.
What do you do if you want to make a change?
- START NOW.
- Make 1 small change at a time. Small achievable goals lead to long term success. If you load yourself up with too many changes, it is too hard to sustain all of them and you’re likely to fail. Prioritize sleep, water intake, healthy foods, and movement.
- When it comes to movement, pick something you like. Do not pick something on novelty or that you’ll dread.
- Stay out of the one-size-fits-all classes. One size does not fit all. The large classes for one-size lead to injury and failure. Osteoporosis, disc issues, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels should not be together. Each body has its unique challenges and should be addressed.