Look through your social media newsfeeds, speak to your friends. How many people do you see making New Year Resolutions who won’t even last the month of January?
Why wait until January to make a change? Why wait until January to decide you want to achieve more?
Why is January 1st the definitive day to make a change?
Put January 1st to the side. Are you really wanting to make a change? If not, stop kidding yourself and jumping on the “New Year, New Me” bandwagon.
Instead sit down and actually think about if you want to make a change. If it’s a yes, why did you wait until January 1st?
Life is forever evolving, and so should you. If you want to make a change just do it.
As soon as you set a name on your change it becomes a negative.
Little test for you:
Which of these definitions is the true meaning of the word “Diet.”
A – “The kinds of foods that a person, animal or community habitually eats.”
B – “A horrible, low calorie, low fat, low sugar, low carb, low enjoyment way of eating that is unmaintainable, has a huge failure rate and normally results in a weight drop and bounce back to heavier than before it started.”
If you chose B, sorry but you are miles off. Your diet shouldn’t be hard, it shouldn’t be tasteless and it damn well shouldn’t be a quick fix.
Your life is long, so why make your diet short term?
I remember sitting at BodyPower and listening to Alan Aragon explaining what the best diet was.
“The best diet is the one you stick too.”
One of the simplest yet smartest things I’ve heard.
Training is the same, don’t jump in head first and think you’ll achieve everything in 6 weeks then take the rest of the year off.
Take the time. Get a coach or trainer. Work out how to build it into your life.
Remember. We are here for the long run. Make changes you can stick too. Make changes for the better, not because society sets a date to do it.