Happy New Year!! I’m sure you’ve all heard more than enough of that by now. It is still mind boggling to me how fast 2012 flew by. As I’m sure many of you have your resolutions for the year, perhaps even more of you are apposed to the whole resolution thing. I want to share what I have found to be the case with my Health and Fitness Resolutions, and how I have approached them for the greatest benefit.
To me New years day is a day that gives you the feel of “A fresh Start”. There is something about starting fresh that is so redeeming. You’ve probably said it yourself before, “I’ll start training hard again Monday” “I’ll start my diet next week after the parties and happy hours are over” “When I get back from my trip it’s on, full swing in the gym” “This is the year I finally get in the best shape of my life” etc. You know the lines.
I’ve thought these so many times myself, and hear them on a daily basis. Rest assured this type of thinking is a sure way to set yourself up for failure. Which is probably why so many rolled there eyes when “New Years Resolutions” came up last night. Some people have come to associate new years resolutions with failure.
The reality is that every day, even every moment is fresh. Not so much a fresh start, but a fresh opportunity. You are already moving on a track, you’ve already started. You’re either progressing or regressing. I’ve found that it’s not so much about restarting, it’s more about moving in the right direction. The direction you decide to go in is up to you. When I began to look at each moment, and each day as a new opportunity to move in the right direction, it was a gamechanger. Every workout, every meal, every choice was a chance for me to make progress.
The best time to start fresh is now, and that applies to whatever time of year it may be. As I heard from one of our Club Rockstars Matty O, aka Dr. Matty on Monday, “My resolution for 2013 is to not focus on the future, or when it’s going to get better, but instead to focus on the Now.” This is the exact type of thinking that brings success, as Matty O is a true testament to.
The choices you make now will dictate your outcome, 2013’s outcome, short term outcome, your life’s outcome, fitness or otherwise. So I will end this with a question other than the usual “what are your resolutions”. My question is, “What choices are you going to make right now, that will move you in the direction of where you want to be?”
Happy New Year!!!