It's 2019 and we are back – this time of the year means you or someone you know will be going through some ambitious health and fitness endeavors. It's truly an exciting and at times motivating period as everyone is health conscious and enthusiastic about getting lean and mean.
Then comes February… back to being a lazy piece of shit.
Most people have the right intentions but go about their health and fitness goals the wrong way.
They focus on the result and not the process or steps required.
For example most people set targets such as 'lose 20kg' – how on earth are you going to lose 20kg? Have you lost 15? 10? Have you lost even 5kg?
How will you lose the weight? Lipo, Herbalife, Atkins or starvation?
Put some thought and consideration into your goals, more specifically around the day-to-day tasks or behaviours you need to follow in order to achieve your goals.
For example if you want to lose 5kg – focus on counting caloric intake and maintaining a 200 calorie deficit. Sleep 7 hours per night and exercise four times per week.
How to survive the New Year, New Me Hangover
Okay so taking the above all into consideration, your main goal is to survive the whole 'New Year, New Me' phase where motivation often fizzles by end of Jan.
My advice is to participate in various activities that will promote your health and fitness goals. E.G – obstacle course races, enter a half marathon, participate in a local amateur Powerlifting meet.
Execution is more important than motivation so by taking the plunge and registering for these events/activities you're more likely to follow through.
So to finish, enjoy the New Year phase – set realistic goals (write them down too!) and think about execution and daily actions instead of end results.
Tell people about your goals and intentions. People can hold you accountable and call you out for talking shit.
I'll leave you with an absolute cracker of a post: