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New Year’s often includes resolutions and personal goal setting. Whether you choose to set goals or make resolutions, actually sticking to one’s goals and accomplishing the desired result is difficult. If you want to be successful in your resolutions, then here is what the experts advise:
· Choose a fitness goal that means something. If you aren’t emotionally invested the accomplishment will not mean anything. That is, don’t try to lose weight “because someone said to.” Own the goal yourself! If you feel like you are being punished, or under pressure, you will rebel and probably fail.
· Make your resolution manageable. Don’t try to quit drinking coffee all at once. Instead, plan to cut back to two or three cups a day for a week, and drink one cup less the week following. Implementing gradual change builds a strong foundation for success.
· Set your sites on something that is attainable. If you’ve never ran than aiming for a marathon 3 months from now is a bad idea. Instead assess your current state of fitness and shoot for a 5% change for the better. Once you get that taste of accomplishment you’ll be even more hungry for your next milestone.
· Avoid choosing a resolution that you have not been able to keep year after year. It only reinforces negative feelings about your ability to accomplish any goal. Choose attainable goals that you believe in; then eventually you may find that the “big” ones aren’t so insurmountable anymore.
· Create a resolution calendar with clear milestones marked. It’s important to check in with your resolution goals daily to give yourself a visual aid of accomplishment. It also will give you the opportunity to shift milestones as needed, or boost your confidence as you review your progression.
· Grab a workout buddy. Everyone needs to be cheered on once in a while. Start training together, take classes. It’s great to accomplish things on your own, but it’s also a wonderful feeling to share in the pride. It often happens that mutual support will help each of you carry through the rough patches.
· Reward yourself at each milestone. Give yourself something to look forward to after a successful workout, and then hold yourself accountable. Just make sure your rewards are those that encourage heathy habits and won’t set you back a week or two.
· Don’t make more than one or two resolutions at a time. Remember, to change your life you need attention, and focus. First things first. Day by day, one thing at a time. Just showing up at the gym is often the first step.
 
If you need some help with you goal setting and workout plans contact us at INFO@CAROZZAFITNESS.COM


New Year’s often includes resolutions and personal goal setting. Whether you choose to set goals or make resolutions, actually sticking to one’s goals and accomplishing the desired result is difficult. If you want to be successful in your resolutions, then here is what the experts advise:
· Choose a fitness goal that means something. If you aren’t emotionally invested the accomplishment will not mean anything. That is, don’t try to lose weight “because someone said to.” Own the goal yourself! If you feel like you are being punished, or under pressure, you will rebel and probably fail.
· Make your resolution manageable. Don’t try to quit drinking coffee all at once. Instead, plan to cut back to two or three cups a day for a week, and drink one cup less the week following. Implementing gradual change builds a strong foundation for success.
· Set your sites on something that is attainable. If you’ve never ran than aiming for a marathon 3 months from now is a bad idea. Instead assess your current state of fitness and shoot for a 5% change for the better. Once you get that taste of accomplishment you’ll be even more hungry for your next milestone.
· Avoid choosing a resolution that you have not been able to keep year after year. It only reinforces negative feelings about your ability to accomplish any goal. Choose attainable goals that you believe in; then eventually you may find that the “big” ones aren’t so insurmountable anymore.
· Create a resolution calendar with clear milestones marked. It’s important to check in with your resolution goals daily to give yourself a visual aid of accomplishment. It also will give you the opportunity to shift milestones as needed, or boost your confidence as you review your progression.
· Grab a workout buddy. Everyone needs to be cheered on once in a while. Start training together, take classes. It’s great to accomplish things on your own, but it’s also a wonderful feeling to share in the pride. It often happens that mutual support will help each of you carry through the rough patches.
· Reward yourself at each milestone. Give yourself something to look forward to after a successful workout, and then hold yourself accountable. Just make sure your rewards are those that encourage heathy habits and won’t set you back a week or two.
· Don’t make more than one or two resolutions at a time. Remember, to change your life you need attention, and focus. First things first. Day by day, one thing at a time. Just showing up at the gym is often the first step.
 
If you need some help with you goal setting and workout plans contact us at INFO@CAROZZAFITNESS.COM

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