Happy New Year! 

The new year is a time of happiness, excitement and motivation. Everyone feels motivated to start the new year off right and their goals seem so exciting and new even when they are often the same goals they made last year but never followed through with. This is because one thing can often be lacking; direction. Many people have very defined goals such as “I want to run a marathon” or “I want to lose 20lbs” and they think their plan is solid but then a couple months into the year, their goals seem less important and their motivation fizzles out. Over 80% of people who set a New Year’s resolution, never achieve their goal. In addition, most resolutions are repeat resolutions from the year before. So, what is the issue? Often the issue is that their plan to achieve the goal was not sustainable with their lifestyle. If you truly enjoy eating pizza and pasta and bread, it is not sustainable for you to make a goal of losing weight eating anything but those items or making a resolution to never eat those again. Eventually, when deprived of things we enjoy in life, we will decide life is to short to avoid all the items we love and we give up on that goal. The next year roles around and we do it again because we think it is the only way. But let me tell you a secret; there is no ONE way to achieve your goals. If you want to lose weight, you don’t need to give up carbs or fat or whatever you love to achieve it. If you want to run a marathon, the online training program that has 30-50miles per week may not work with your 40+ hour work week when you also do online school at night and work an extra job on the weekend. Your goals can only be sustainable when your plan fits with your lifestyle and it becomes a habit rather than a 6-week stint that you become annoyed with after the first week and after you give up any results are obliterated. This is where a customized plan for your goals is essential to your success. If you want to achieve your goals this year, make sure your plan fits what you need.

 

Good Luck and Happy New Year!

 

Sincerely,

Angie

 

Invent Your FIT

 

Angie Hammer