It's almost February, and the reality for many people is that they've already given up on their New Year fitness goals. Why do so many people fail to achieve their fitness goals? It doesn't have to be this way!
Two of the biggest reasons that people fail to achieve their fitness goals are that
1) They aren't specific, and
2) They bite off too much at once!
If your goal is to 'get in shape', how do you define that? How do you know if you have or haven't achieved it? And what milestones do you have by which to measure it?
By now, we know that movement is a key element to a healthy lifestyle. Many of us sit at a desk many hours a day, and spend even more time sitting in our cars commuting. Of course, if you come train with us at Team Renzo Gracie Denville, you know that a single class provides PLENTY of movement -- movement that's beneficial for the joints, good for offsetting the compounding consequences of a sedentary lifestyle and good, obviously, for burning calories. All of this leads to improving our bodies and minds. Here are two EASY ways to restart your fitness goals:
1. Show up! I often hear that the hardest part is showing up. Once you walk in the door, though, the infectious attitudes of your training partners, instructors and overall culture of an accredited Academy often inspire people to want to return. Showing up just may be 80% of the battle!
2. Set small, achievable goals! These might include:
Training just three times a week
Losing 1 pound per week (sounds too easy, but by June you could have lost 25 pounds!)
Drinking 1/2 gallon of water per day
I believe you can make major changes in your personal fitness with consistent, small efforts. I KNOW you can, because I've seen it happen throughout the years right in front of my eyes.
Show up, and set small, achievable goals, and we'll help you with the rest.
See you on the mat.
Professor George Sernack