Hi, everybody. Kris Stokes from Custom Fitness Personal Training Studio, and today we’re talking about taking giving up those resolutions. This is going to be the first in a two part series, so be on the lookout for part two coming soon. And as always, if you have any questions about today’s blog then please give us a call at 806-322-3188 or email us at info@customfitness.biz

It is cold again here today. I’m so excited about that because it means that we’re just getting back on track with how everything normally should be. We’ve been in a drought, we’ve been too warm for several winters, and things just aren’t how they should be. It’s time to get back on track, and that always makes me think of you guys.

Today is the day. It’s time to give up resolutions. Forget about these stupid resolutions and just go a different direction. Some people go in the direction of finding a positive word that’s going to resonate with them throughout the year. Other people just say, “Forget resolutions altogether”, but I say let’s find instead a renewed sense of dedication to what we actually want and what we’re actually looking for, and let’s figure out why we want what we want because for crying out loud, if you don’t know why you want it, there’s no point in getting it.

When it comes to resolutions, only 8% of people succeed at actually reaching their goals. That’s just ridiculous. It’s not worth it. You don’t want to be one of those people that’s in the 92% that just didn’t make it because what does that lead to? More frustration, which leads to more fat gain, which leads to less wellness, less health, and overall just desperation because in the end, you become desperate to reach whatever goal you’ve set for yourself.

It’s almost like trying to be perfect at something. I have people a lot of times tell me that they fall off track with past plans that they’ve tried because they feel like perfection is the only way to go. It’s either black or white. If they’re not on track, they’re off track and they fail. The truth is that you don’t fail until you quit trying and that success takes lots of small steps to reach there. We’re taking all those millions of steps that you’ve taken, and we’re putting them all together to make one big success, one big victory.

That renewed sense of dedication. For me, it happens every year as well. It doesn’t necessarily have to be at January. There’s always these times during the year that I feel like, “Oh my goodness! I have been just away from who I’m supposed to be”, and I have this renewed sense of dedication to get back on track with who I’m supposed to be, what I’m supposed to be doing, whatever it may be.

January’s a great time for that just because it’s a brand new year. It’s a brand new chance to start back over and to change some things that we’ve done last year, but the problem is that people jump in, they try and change everything. They say, “Okay. I didn’t eat well. I didn’t exercise well. I didn’t sleep a lot. I didn’t play with my kids. I didn’t fix dinners at home. I didn’t take time off of my screens. I didn’t do all these things, so let’s do all of that this week.” That’s where failure comes in. Just like perfection, we can’t maintain a high intensity environment all the time either. Instead, we’ve got to figure out how to break this down. What are we going to do? What really matters?

First off, we’re going to set goals. We’re going to sit down and figure out what is it that we want to do. We do that best by looking back over last year and finding out what it is that we feel like we missed out on or we didn’t get done last year. Then we look forward and say, “Okay. These are the things I really feel like I need to accomplish this year”, but that’s not the end of it. Whether it’s fat loss or it’s getting off of medications or it’s just being able to bend over and tie your shoes, whether it’s something completely different like budgeting or grocery shopping or meal planning or whatever it may be, we have to look at that as the end goal, as the big goal.

Then we’ve got to reverse engineer that. We’ve got to start to break that down into little pieces that are manageable and break it down into quarters and break it down into weeks and months and days and break it down to where we start to create a plan, and that’s our next step, to make that plan of how we’re actually going to get to point B from point A. There’s actually a lot of little, tiny steps in there that we got to make. If we miss a step, we might have a setback, but we haven’t failed. Each step is a launch forward. Each setback will set us back just a little bit, but then we can launch forward again. Just making that plan of how are we going to get to each of our smaller goals that are going to add up to that bigger goal.

I’m going to end part one here, but we will be getting back into it very soon.

If you are wanting to make a change, if trying the new year’s resolutions don’t work out for you, then give us a call. At Custom Fitness, we customize a plan for you. We sit down with you and find out what your needs are and then build a health and fitness plan around that. We have an entire team of dedicated professionals to help you with your health and fitness goals. To get your consultation set up, give us a call at 806-322-3188 or email us at info@customfitness.biz At Custom Fitness, we are YOUR personal trainers in Amarillo, Texas. Have a great day.