It’s no surprise that the most common New Year’s resolutions are health and fitness related. We all want to be in shape. We want to be comfortable in our own skin. We want to be around for those that we love for as long as possible. Odds are that, like me, you’ve tried to get fit before, but stopped for some reason or another. No matter what the reason was, I’m sure glad that you’re back because 2015 is going to be your year! Now is the time to get after it. Not a week from now. Not a month from now. But RIGHT NOW!
First, I need to throw this out there. There are NO QUICK FIXES. Quick fixes are designed by people trying to make a quick buck. So save your cash and flush the “quick fix” mentality or else you will be quickly discouraged and give up. Plus, weight loss and getting stronger are not sprints; they’re marathons. Now that we have that pesky business out of the way, here’s some great ways to set yourself up for success in 2015 and beyond.
- Make a plan and stick with it. I don’t care whether it is a walking, jogging, running plan, or whether you are doing one of Beachbody’s phenomenal at-home workouts. Just pick a plan and don’t deviate from it. It’s way to easy to get caught up in the latest and greatest program, but stick yours out until the end.
- Get and an accountability partner. In my opinion, this step is non-negotiable. Having somebody (or a group) encourage you and keep you on track is essential for lasting success. Plus, it just a heck of a lot of fun to not have to do this alone (because, let’s face it, this is HARD). I don’t care who keeps you accountable, just as long as it is somebody. It can be your family, friends, or even me. I’d be glad to do it! One great way is to plug into a challenge group and we are going to have an amazing one. Click on the 2015 Let’s Get It link below and I’ll make sure to plug you in! All you have to do is create a Free Beachbody account with me as your coach!
- Eat for your goals. This is probably the most essential step of all. You cannot out-work a bad diet. Period. If you are trying to lose (as most are) then you simply have to expend more calories in a day than you take in. I personally use a calorie tracker (MyFitnessPal) on my phone that allows me to scan bar codes and, boom, that food is accounted for. For other post on nutrition check “Nutrition 101”.
- Have FUN! If it’s not fun then there’s no point in doing it right?
Sure there are many more ways to make sure 2015 is a success, but these are a great starting point. So are you ready? Are you ready to make 2015 count? I hope so!