The time of the year has come and gone for people to make their New Year resolutions. The gyms have all been busier with everyone making it their goal to get fit but, as they usually do, the gyms are starting to die off again as people lose their motivation and will power to work through the tough task of getting into shape.
Personally, I hate New Year resolutions. I feel that if I need to make a change then I put it into action. I don’t wait for a magical date on the calendar. There will always be excuses why you can’t work out or eat better or be more active or quit smoking. I’ve heard them all….. heck I’ve even said them all….. “too busy” “too tired” “too stressed” “not enough money” “not enough support”. It doesn’t really matter what your excuse is. It’s just an excuse. If it’s important to you then you will find a way to make it work. There is no magic pill or workout to make you healthy or in shape. You need to be consistent. You need to make it part of a regular routine. Intentions will not get you to your destination. If you want change then you need to automate it. Make it a part of your routine and don’t deviate from it. Here is an example of what I do through the week:
Monday – wake up at 530am and do a weight/core workout
Tuesday – wake up at 6am and organize for the day. Take the kids to school and then go for a run
Wednesday – wake up at 530am and do a weight/core workout
Thursday – wake up at 6am and organize for the day. Take the kids to school and then go for a run
Friday – wake up at 530am and do a weight/core workout
Saturday – sleep in and go for a run around 10am
Sunday – rest day
This is my formula for success. It works for me. It might not work for you, but you can see it’s automated. It’s regular and achievable because I don’t have to put any mental energy into getting it accomplished.
So this year instead of just thinking about your resolutions ….. make a plan. Plan a routine that is automated and will allow you to achieve success.