We’re into the third week of January which means one thing, New Years resolutions are failing daily. I don’t mean to be pessimistic, but it’s true. After the novelty of the new goal wears off, the motivation to continue with resolutions starts to wane. It’s about this time of year that the gyms become less busy with each passing day. This is why I think right now is the perfect time to revisit those goals you set and reset your intentions to keep your motivation high.
Remember the Why
When you set yourself goals for the year, you should have asked yourself why those goals are important to you. When your motivation starts to fade, remember your why and use it as a motivating factor to continue working on your goal.
I wanted to work on strength training at least two times per week because I wanted to see some physical changes in my body and I wanted to become a stronger runner. This why is keeping me going and is the reason I have stuck with my 5 a.m. strength training workouts. It motivates me to get out of bed in the morning.
How Bad D0 You Want it?
I’ve been reading the Matt Fitzgerald Book – How Bad Do You Want It? I’ve taken that phrase and made it my mantra. When my alarm goes off and I want to sleep in for another hour, I ask myself, how bad do I want it?
The problem comes when the answer to that question is not that bad. That’s when we give up on our goals. But rather than give up on goals, it’s better to reevaluate and create new goals.
Perhaps when you made your goal in the first place you made it unachievable or you forgot to ask yourself about the why and therefore it’s not that important to you. So take the time to evaluate your goals, figure out a goal you do want really bad and set a new one. Don’t wait until next year to set your next resolution. Goals can and should be made all throughout the year.
As we are heading into February, I wanted to let you know about the #IHeartExercise initiative GoodLife Fitness is hosting again for Heart Month, which brings awareness to heart disease. GoodLife Fitness will be hosting a Heart Healthy challenge with daily challenges, exercise tips, recipes and advice for preventing heart disease and stroke. Follow along on their Facebook & Twitter accounts for more details and follow the #IHeartExercise hashtag!
Hopefully, these challenges will keep you motivated to continue with your goals. And to make it even easier for you, GoodLife Fitness is offering up a one month membership!
Contest open to Canadian Residents only. Contest will run until 5p.m. MDT Wednesday, January 27 and the winner will be announced Thursday, January 28.
This post is written as part of the GoodLife Fitness Ambassador program.