I am the type of person who believes that you can change your life any day any time.I don’t believe in waiting for a certain date to start transforming your life, mainly because that just leads to more and more procrastination.
With that in mind, I know that the New Year brings about a lot of talk of change. So I want to help you (the best I can through the internet) actually reach your goals and make a difference.
How you ask? Aside from following you around and making your decisions for you I believe there are three things that will make your New Years Resolution successful.
A plan, confidence in yourself and your plan, and hard work.
1. First of all, you need a SMART goal
Goals are useless if they are not well thought out, in order to do that try to make them….
Specific – A certain number, either inches lost, muscle mass gained, lift X amount in a certain lift, etc.
Measurable – lose x amount of inches from your waist circumference of 40inches…
Achievable /Realistic – This is where you have to think about what is smart, healthy, and actually attainable.
– losing 1 – 2 pounds a week is healthy
– losing 30 pounds in a month is not healthy
Timely – You must set a time period, when you want to reach said goal
Ex: I want to lose 15 pounds in the first 3 months of the New Year from my current weight of 180 pounds
2. Then you develop a game plan
You cannot expect to achieve a certain goal if you do not plan for success.
Everyone’s plan may be a little different, even if goals seem similar, but you need to find what works for you.
Think of your plan as the instructions that come with your new Ikea furniture set. You may get to the end result eventually, but if you have a step by step guide, it is much more efficient and likely what you will get the end result you are looking for.
Here are some example plans:
– Going to the gym 4 times a week
– Buying more fruits and vegetables
– Buying a reusable water bottle
– Hiring a personal trainer
– Buying new gym clothes
3. Then you put in the work
Change is hard.
If it wasn’t hard then nobody would ever have to set goals or resolutions because they wouldn’t have to work hard to make a change.
So once you’ve set a few goals (only 2-3 SMART goals so that you can really focus on them, then once you reach them make new ones), made a plan, you then have to follow that plan and keep following it and stay committed.
I trust that if you use these three tips you will without a doubt have a very successful new year.
Remember your goals don’t work unless you do!
Happy New Year 🙂